Today was an emotional day for me. As I dropped my first born off at school for his first day of his Senior year, my heart was overwhelmed with a mix of emotions.
I was excited for him to begin this last chapter of high school and enjoy the fun of being a Senior. At the same time I am also sad at the thought of what comes next. I am not ready for the leaving home-going off to college-moving out chapter that will soon be here.
And I know it will be here a lot sooner than I want. I mean think about it. Just last week he was starting kindergarten. And wasn't it just yesterday that I dropped him off for his first day of freshman year? I will wake up tomorrow and it will be time to see him walk across that stage in a cap and gown.
On a day like today, I am so thankful that I serve a God who cares about me and the events in my life. So many times today, God comforted this momma's fragile heart.
He used the devotional at work this morning to remind me that "God didn’t dismiss Joshua’s fears or shame him for having them. Instead He spoke clearly to Joshua, saying, “… I will be with you as I was with Moses. I will not fail you or abandon you” (Joshua 1:5b). God is aware of your fears. And He whispers the same encouragement to you that He spoke to Joshua. He’s got you."
Then as the day went on I read a story about a 5 year old little boy who was killed by a stray bullet near his home in Honduras. He was a Children's Heart Project patient who'd had surgery in June of 2012. As I read how in his short life he had impacted his family, I was reminded of how blessed I was to have 4 healthy children and that I should be excited that my oldest will soon be 18 years old.
And tonight God used our family devotions in Matthew 6 to remind me to not be anxious about tomorrow. He has it all under control and will provide the necessities of each day.
God's promises bring peace and comfort to this mom's heart when it's overwhelmed with the thoughts of children growing up and moving on.
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