“Sometimes,” Jem said, “our lives can change so fast that the change outpaces our minds and hearts. It’s those time, I think, when our lives have altered but we still long for the time before everything was altered–that is when we feel the greatest pain. I can tell you, though, from experience, you grow accustomed to it. You learn to live your new life, and you can’t imagine, or even really remember, how things were before.” (Clockwork Angel, p. 308)
I remember sitting in the hospital chapel on Easter Sunday just after the birth of my daughter. I sat there, with tears streaming down my face, just absorbing all the change. My life would never be the same again. It wasn’t. I left the hospital and embarked upon a completely different adventure.
What time in your life were you suddenly engulfed and overwhelmed by change?