As we are preparing to start a new school year at Mariners Christian School with many new changes, a recent event made me reflect on why the school continues to thrive.
Last week, my 6-year old son was helping my wife organize some photo albums when they came across our wedding album. We've been married for 19 years, so, as you might expect, Sammy didn't recognize either of his parents. While we laughed about this later, it also made me think about how we balance the familiar with the new.
If I were to run across the same wedding photo, I would immediately recognize my wife, but not just because I knew her at that time. Anyone who has had difficulty recognizing a former friend or neighbor after some years have passed knows this. I think there must be enough enduring features of my wife that make it possible for me to instantly recognize her image regardless of age, hairstyle, clothing, etc.