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.
As I reach the end of my years, I find I have a lot of good information stored up in this old decrepit mind of mine. If I don't write it all down, it may vanish and no one will have the advantage of my thoughts. This is why this blog exists. I love the Lord, Jesus with all my heart and soul. I know I'm undeserving of all He's done for me, but I also know that His love is beyond my comprehension.
I've always wanted to write. I never kept diaries, but tucked my thoughts in my head for future reference. I use them now in creating stories, plays, poetry and my blog.
I continue to learn every day. I believe the compilation of our time spent with God will have huge affect on the way we live. I know I'm a sinner and I need a Savior. I have One through Jesus, Christ.
My book, "Stages - a memoir," is about the seven stages of life from the perspective of a woman. It addresses all the things girls and women go through in life as they travel it with Jesus, and it is available on Amazon.com.
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Oh, my heart aches for you. I know you’re happy for them but it’s so hard to be separated from those you love. I lived 2,000+ miles away from home for years. So happy to be back where I belong.
It’s so hard to let go. On top of this we are thinking of downsizing to a smaller home to save us some money so we can begin to enjoy our retirement, but we’ve lived here for 22 years and I love this home too. Big changes even as we grow old. I’m glad you’re back where you belong.
Oh wow! Too many changes for you all at once. Seems a bit overwhelming, doesn’t it? Try to not allow it to stress you too much. Easier said than done, I know. I missed my folks so much those years I was far away. Called them every week, sometimes more, even though I loved it in Montana. I don’t really care where I call home as long as I’m with my two best gals (mom and daughter). My dad passed a few years ago. Miss him!! My mom is my next door neighbor. These girls are my very best friends! You and your family will be in my thoughts and prayers through all these upcoming changes/challenges. Stay strong. hug
God will give us the courage! He always does. Hugs back and thanks for your encouraging words.
It’s wonderful that you were able to spend a day with your family before they leave. We moved away from our family 10 years ago and they were happy for us, but it broke their hearts. Praying for you and your family!
Thank you,Julie. I know in my heart that this is the best thing for them. They are all soundly grounded in their faith. I developed a close relationship with the boys as they were involved in my children’s theater from little. Will miss them a lot,
Interesting timing that I read this one today. My daughter and her family moved down to Alabama in April. We’ve been talking back and forth about plans to visit in October. Fortunately I never bought the tickets because now that I lost my job I can’t see us going 😦
You will be able to get to see her. Can you drive there? Maybe you’re like us. When you have the time, you don’t have the money and when you have the money, you don’t have the time. I know how you feel(: