I do not have a good sense of direction. I need to know street names so I can get around, that and right and left turns. I can’t get to place the same way my husband can, but it honestly doesn’t bother me. As long as I get to where I need to go, I’m fine. And also, once I’ve taken a particular route long enough, I can drive it by memory. If you asked me to give you directions, though…you’d be out of luck.
The upshot of knowing routes by heart is that I don’t have to worry about how to get to places that I frequent, such as work, church, my in-laws, my parents. The downside is that if I’m forced to take another route…I often end up taking wrong turns.
What this essentially makes clear is that I don’t adapt to change with ease. I need a time to warm up to new things, new situations, new ideas. And being married to someone who tends to thrive on the new? That’s a challenge, but surprisingly one that I’m willing to take on. Why? Well, one, because I love my husband and two, because facing challenges like this is actually good for me.
Change is inevitable. It’s how I negotiate the changes in my life that matter.
We have a big change coming our way now that Mark is going to be active on the transplant list. It’s going to be challenging to go through it and live through the aftermath, but I know it will be worth it. It will have benefits for the mid to long term of our lives and that’s what I need to keep in my mind. That and God. God is my strength, my fortress…my solid foundation. I can trust Him to keep Mark and I, regardless of the outcome of this new stage of our journey together.