Mom, It’s Okay Cry When You Leave Your Child at College

Taking kids to college is an emotional time.

Join me for an update and a repost of one of my most popular blogs: 9 Good Reasons Why It’s Okay to Cry When You Leave Your Child at College. This may seem silly, but emotions don’t always make sense. For the first time in twenty-two years, I won’t take a first-day-of-school picture. The one with the new shoes and smiling faces full of excitement for a new year.Tomorrow we’ll load the car and move our youngest to college.

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When It’s Time to Let Go of Our Children

Parenting, Kid's leaving home

The morning my daughter was set to leave for Australia, I woke with a heavy heart. That one-way ticket, the reality of saying goodbye pressed hard against the joyful knowledge that she is following God’s lead.I will open my hands to hold onto God rather than cling to what I cannot keep. In a way, this is hoarding the past and today is a time for something new.

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Traditions Build Strong Families: 50 Ways to Celebrate Christmas

We may be wearing flip-flops and eating with chop-sticks, but it’s still Christmas! “The baby Jesus is the most important thing about Christmas,” this sweet one chirps as she snips bits of white paper that litter the floor, “but I still want a Christmas tree. It won’t feel Christmas-y without one.”

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