God has been teaching me how to find joy in waiting. Letting go of our children is a brave act of faith. Now I’m waiting for my child to come home after a year of working overseas in missions.
We will load the car and move our youngest to college in a few days. We won’t want to let go, but we will. Taking your child to college is a emotional moment for parents, and it’s okay to shed those tears.
Melanie Redd joins us today discussing the danger of losing your child’s heart. Will they grow up and not want to be around you? Will they will leave your house at about age 18 and not want to return again? Will they will have children of their own, and not want to bring those babies to see you? Or, will they politely spend time with you, but keep their hearts protected and their conversations shallow? Discover great resources and inspiration to help you win and keep your child’s heart.
You can do this. You don’t have to be an expert to begin the parenting journey. You will learn and grow far more than you can imagine at this moment. You can do lot’s of mommy things and you have wisdom in your heart. You are stronger than you know.
I make a career of waiting. I am a military wife–hurry up and wait is part of my life.
How do you handle being alone? I am alone a lot. I often wait for my husband to get home after 3 weeks away at a field operation or return from a 6 month deployment. I wait a lot. Add in being a mom–you know how that goes–and I pretty much have to wait for everyone. Patience does not come easily. I wait alone.
Sunlight dances on her head and the fire in her soul radiates joy and passion through her eyes. It bounces through her voice. This is my daughter, the one who just returned from a six month Discipleship Training School in Australia. My heart is filled with joy to see what God…