Last night, a new chapter was opened in our lives. Child #1--who is a junior in high school-- made his first appointment to visit a college! Mercy! I am getting old! Actually, Hubby is!! Today is his birthday!! Whoohoo!!
We will be visiting Appalachian State in a few weeks during our Spring Break. It's a lovely place, but...there is too much snow and icy roads, too many miles from Mama, and out of state! So, I've already decided that it's not the place for him to go for 4 years or more. There are several other universities much closer to home that offer the major he is interested in. I, personally, think that is the way to go.
But, this is not about me. This is not about my major or my goals in life. I am having to sit back and let go. Y'all, this is a strange place for Mama to be. I've been helping him with decisions for 17 years. And, now, I have to start letting go. I am in a very different season of my life.
There are so many stories in the Bible that reflect where I am. Letting go of my wants and letting God be in control. I struggled with this in my quiet time with the Lord this morning. But God is so faithful to show me His Word and to give me His peace. I have some pondering to do today my friends.
"Let the morning bring me word of your unfailing love, for I have put my trust in you. Show me the way I should go, for to you I lift up my soul." Psalm 143:8
"For I know the plans I have for you," declares the Lord, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.Then you will call upon me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart." Jeremiah 29:11-13