One of my recurring dreams is not having my children’s lunches packed for school. My kids are long gone and packing lunches is no longer a part of my daily routine, but for some reason that dream keeps popping up.  Maybe it has to do with the fact that I’m always going to be a mother and want to make sure my kids are cared for.

I’ve gone through all that parenting stuff – all the anxiety that comes with raising children – all the hopes and dreams for them – all the prayers – being a mom is a lifetime thing.  I still pray that they have success in life.  I want them to be happy.  I want to help with advice, without overstepping my bounds.  I want them to know I care about them, but want them to be independent.

As parents get ready to send their children off to school – some may be ready to push them out the door while others wish they could cling to them for a while longer.  We have our children for such a short time, we have to make sure we make the most of each precious moment.

Enjoy the process of pushing them out of the nest and letting them find themselves.  Continue to let them know that you’re there to pick them up if they need you to.  Encourage them along the way.  You’re the best support system they have for the time being.  When they’re old enough to leave your home, let them feel that the door is always open.

Pray for your children.  They’re are gift from God and if you place them in His hands, they have a good chance of overcoming all the difficulties this world offers.

So whether you have tears in your eyes as you drop them off at school, or you’ve been through this enough to know that they’re ready to start a new chapter in their lives – don’t forget to pack their lunches!


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
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5 Responses to BACK TO SCHOOL

  1. selah says:

    very good advice..

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  2. Linda Lee says:

    Beautiful post.

    Packing lunches — My children are in their thirties and forties with grown children of their own, but this takes me back. How time flies!

    In hindsight, I think my husband and I failed to teach our kids Life 101, because most have needed to return to the nest at least once. Last year, it was my 34 year old son. This year, it is my 43 year old stepdaughter. Being a parent never ends. Which is good… I think.

    However, I do have a granddaughter in Harvard now, so all is not lost. 🙂

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