Slow Down… reflections from a mother’s heart

Wow…where has time gone? Next weekend, my daughter graduates from high school. As I prepare for the party and sort through years of pictures, my heart is sad and excited all at the same time. Sad she is leaving. Excited for all that the future holds for her. Proud of all she has already accomplished in her young life.

I feel so blessed she has a strong faith that guides her day to day living. She has a clear sense of  what she wants to do with her life. She has a passion for mission work and for helping people.

I heard this song by Nichole Nordeman and the tears flowed as I drove home from work the other night…Slow down, won’t you stay here a minute more, I know you want to walk through the door but it’s all too fast, let’s make it last a little while. I pointed to the sky and now you wanna fly, I am your biggest fan, I hope you know I am but do you think you can somehow slow down…

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God gives us the beautiful gift of our children…to love, to nurture, to cherish…if only they didn’t grow up so fast.

It seems like I was just graduating myself but very, very soon my daughter will be. Honestly, weren’t we just visiting her favorite princesses at Disney World?

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Dearest daughter…as you prepare to face the world and make your own way… always remember that He is always there with you and your mom is only a phone call or text away.

For I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord. Plans to prosper you and not for harm, to give you a future and a hope
Jeremiah 29:11

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