When I dropped my firstborn off at college a few months ago, I was amazed at how easy it actually was.
My mother had been very emotional when we brought my brother to school years ago, but for me, well, this college thing was a breeze.
Or so I thought.
What I didn’t understand about the whole separation process was that deep inside of me I had over 19 years of memories piled up.
There was the day I first met my son after a tough delivery. He was huge, handsome and hungry!
The day he first skinned his perfect little knee, played his first t-ball game, joined the basketball team and went to the prom.
I had been with this boy his whole life – through all the ups and downs – and it took my heart a few days to remember all that and then, boy did the waterworks kick in!
Tears would hit me at weird moments like when I ...
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Who is God? God is a loving Father who is available to help us through the tough times. He understands the deep workings of our hearts - even better than we do. He "gets" us. Because we can call Him, "Abba" or "Daddy," we have an even greater understanding of what it means to be His child. And, it helps us to be willing to entrust our own children to Him.
11/9/2013 10:14:41 am
I'm an experienced empty nest-er. Three and a half years ago, the last of three left for college. I should be used to it! But tonight I'm making one of their favorite dinners and they won't be putting their legs under our table. A favorite meal without loved sons eating it. And how fortunate I am - we'll see them at Thanksgiving! With a friend from college and a treasured daughter-in-law! How it helps me understand a little bit the Father's heart for communion - being at His table, fellowshipping with Him.
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