Letting go…a mother’s thoughts on graduation Sunday

Today’s the day.

I am a meshing of emotions as I prepare for church knowing my eldest child will graduate from high school later this afternoon.

The baby God entrusted to her daddy and me 18 years ago has grown up. As I look back over the memories, it seems like the years, the months, the days have just flown by. The sleepless nights when she was little, the Girl Scout outings, the school plays, the countless soccer games we both coached and watched….

From the moment she was placed in my arms, I knew somewhere in the depths of my heart that as a mother desiring to raise her daughter in a Christian home that God would guide me and carry me through this thing called motherhood. I also knew that letting go would be an ongoing lesson for me as this little girl grew into the Christian woman God created her to be.

Proverbs tells us…. Train a child in the ways he should go, and when he is old he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6

She is a strong, faithful young woman of Christ ready to spread her wings and fly. I know as her mother I must let go…allow her to fly…and trust God to guide her and lead her as He has me.

Thank you dear Lord for the privilege of being her mother…help me now to trust You as she prepares to make her way in the world.

The sky is the limit…spread your wings and soar…He will always be there to catch you…

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