He’s starting Middle school. This little thing I used to dress in overalls with little wee sized cowboy boots and sweet little John John’s with knee socks and little white soft bottomed shoes that were a gift from Great Aunt Marilyn. He’s my buddy. I see it beginning to happen. That thing older parents talk about –you know when our little ones grow up and begin to lean away from us…
I mean it’s not that anything is wrong. It’s just that I’m remembering every year that passes as if it were just last week and I’m growing more concerned of my aging mind and fading perception of time. And. . . the fact that I’m watching our oldest become a young man. All our three are a constant reminder for me to show love often, to forgive quickly and to laugh often. How will I do that when they are away from me? To be honest? Going back to school time is a marker of that for me—
I love what Ann Voskamp shares:
Sometimes we just want to find the rewind button —find our way back to where we’ve been so we can live better, love realer, feel safer. And you, God, whisper, “Look ahead with Joy. . .everything is going to work out. I promise it’s all working out for good. . .Look to me” Isaiah 65:17, Psalms 20:6, Romans 8:28, Matthew 10:38
And you are up ahead!
“There are far better things ahead –than any we leave behind.”
The best is never behind us; You save the best for up ahead—You! And the end will be the best and it will only be the beginning. With brave hope we look ahead—to the One who has our heart. . .
In the name of the only One who ever loved us to death . . .and back to the realest & forever life. . .
Love to you sweet brave sisters,