Do you ever have those seasons when it just seems like time is slipping through your fingers? Guess that’s where I am right now. Too much to do and not enough time to do it all in. I know, it’s everyone’s mantra right now.
For those of you who have a child graduating from high school this year, are you having the same problem I am?…you know the whole nostalgia problem? The one where you are going through things (especially if you are a homeschooler and you put together your own special graduation) and you get trapped. Trapped in the “things” that represent your past, your child’s past…and how quickly their future is now a “season of change”.
That’s the problem I’m having…I want to stay in nostalgia mode, I want to take a hold of all those adorable photographs I’ve looked at and grab my “baby” and hold him in my arms…rock him…like when he was a baby and his whole world revolved around his Dad and I. But, alas, I can not, but I can look forward to watching him walk boldly into his future. Boldly into what God has planned for him, with the knowledge that Jeremiah 29:11 holds true in his life.
“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, says the Lord, thoughts of peace and not of evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
This knowledge, this promise, this guarantee from the Lord is helping me to remember and rest in Ecclesiastes 3:1,
“To everything there is a season, A time for every purpose under heaven.”
Well, this purpose, while is easy to focus on being for my Travis Tree’s growth and future, also reminds me that this season is for his Dad and I…the season where we reflect, thank the Lord for all that He has done (because we have just been His hands and feet), and pray. Yes pray, that the lessons and training (Proverbs 22:6) has been absorbed into our son and that He thrives under the guiding light of his Lord.
I love this adventure. I love this season of change. Notice I didn’t say it wasn’t emotional, or that it didn’t hurt…it is, and it does. But I love it just the same. We sometimes visualize growth as what we want, when we want it, but good growth, healthy growth, Godly growth, is in His perfect timing…and is sometimes…sometimes unexpected.
Have a blessed day.