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.
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.
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.”
Every new beginning comes requires end of a familiar trail. In these milestones of transition, it can be hard loosen our fingers, trusting God to guide and protect our children.
There is a time in every child’s life that is of strategic importance in the direction they will choose. As a parent, I pray that all of our children will come to a certain place marked by God for revelation and transformation.
Some parents have mastered the skills necessary to raising children well. I’ve known several families that have a resident Super Mom and/or Super Dad, able to leap the tallest of parental difficulties in a single bound. Sometimes with just a word. The truly gifted parent can overcome many behavioral issues…