I've been thinking more about the seasons of life. It'd be great if one season moved straight on to the next, like in the movie 500 Days of Summer where, after his 500 days of "Summer" (the girl he falls in love with), Tom meets another girl, Autumn.
I guess as one season ends, a new season does begin, but the new season isn't always better than the season before. But if we are willing, I think each season can help prepare us for the next season. We can use it as an opportunity to grow, to learn to trust God more, and to understand more about His character and how He would have us live in response to that. Sometimes it's painful growth, but nevertheless, growth. Growth that will enable our roots to go down deep.
"So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live in Him, rooted and built up in Him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness." Colossians 2:6-7