Today we spent a lovely time with our family. Our oldest daughter will soon be moving to another state with our son in law and two grandsons. We have been blessed to have them living near us for all their years of marriage and watched their boys grow into wonderful young men. I am happy for them as the embark on this new adventure in their lives, but my heart is sad too.
The moments have turned into days, the days turn into years.
We’ve watched you grow. We’ve seen success and now there come the tears.
I know I should be happy for all that lies ahead.
A family together – a new life to start – united again in God’s strong arms –
so why do these tears I shed?
It’s so hard to say goodbye to a family you call your own.
When they were young and starting out, who would have ever known,
that some distant day they would leave and cut a path alone.
I know The Lord will be with them, but my heart is breaking inside.
Take care of them, Lord, protect and sustain and with them always abide.