People come into your life for a reason, a season, or a lifetime. When you figure out which it is, you know exactly what to do.
When someone is in your life for a reason, it is usually to meet a need you have expressed outwardly or inwardly. They have come to assist you through a difficulty, to provide you with guidance and support, to aid you physically, emotionally or spiritually. They may seem like a godsend, and they are. They are there for the reason you need them to be.
Then, without any wrong doing on your part or at an inconvenient time, this person will say or do something to bring the relationship to an end. Sometimes they die. Sometimes they walk away. Sometimes they act up or out and force you to take a stand. What we must realize is that our need has been met, our desire fulfilled; their work is done. The prayer you sent up has been answered and it is now time to move on.
When people come into your life for a season, it is because your turn has come to share, grow, or learn. They may bring you an experience of peace or make you laugh. They may teach you something you have never done. They usually give you an unbelievable amount of joy. Believe it! It is real! But only for a season.
Lifetime relationships teach you lifetime lessons; those things you must build upon in order to have a solid emotional foundation. Your job is to accept the lesson, love the person/people (anyway); and put what you have learned to use in all other relationships and areas of your life. It is said that love is blind but friendship is clairvoyant.
Though it's been in my possession for years, I don't know who wrote the above quote, so if you do, please feel free to let me know so I can give credit where credit is due. (my sis found this, perhaps it explains it all...)
And speaking of someplace credit is due: Andrew Bird.
If I knew how to just post a song for you to listen to, I would. I don't think video is really necessary, in fact, it often takes away from the beauty of sweet songs. Since I don't know how to do that yet, I give you this...and I would say, in this case, it's worth it.
RK and I saw Andrew Bird play with Dosh last year, as a gift from RK's brother, and it was one of the best gifts I got all year. I may have mentioned this before, but just before they came on stage together, the crowd got royally excited and sorta rushed the stage. Well, I sorta freaked out and scurried to the side of the theatre to get out of the way when a security guy saw me and asked if I was okay. I told him I get a little claustro when I'm in big crowds and nowhere near the exit. So, he told me to come under the rope and sit in a chair by the side of the stage to relax and get my breath. I proceeded to stay there for the entire concert with a perfect view of Dosh and Bird, tears streaming down my face because the whole thing was just so dang moving.
I ended up writing an email to the theatre praising the dude that saved me that night. It felt good to be able to do so.