We should take the time to encourage the ones that will carry ours as often as we can. This blog will honor the oldest of my three INCREDIBLE kids.
If you’re a parent. You know one of the bittersweet things about parenting, is having the little miracle you once held in your hands grow up. You CAN’T WAIT for them to take their first step, speak their first word (hoping it’s da-da of course), and the always exciting first trip to the potty! Then it happens…You blink. Those first wobbly steps turn into solid strides, and they’re walking out the door and heading off to college.
Tomorrow, my wife and I will load up the car and move our little girl into college. This is her second year, but first year living on campus and away from us. Some of you may read this and think I’m making a big deal out of nothing. For me this is HUGE. Almost every day for the last 19 years we’ve eaten at the same table and slept under the same roof. This is going to be a change that will take a little time to get used to.
Now to wipe my eyes and honor my little girl…No doubt God has His hand on Faith. She received Him as her Lord at a young age, and over the years has gotten to know Him even more. She has a heart for God. As Faith walks through this door and into the next phase of life, I know her steps are ordered and He has big plans. Faith has a calling to teach the next generation, and help them shape their LEGACY.
I used to sing an old Gaither Vocal Band song REALLY LOUD in my car. I believe the chorus is fitting for this moment.
Beyond the open door is a new and fresh anointing
Hear the Spirit calling you to go
Walk on through the door
For the Lord will go before you
Into a greater power you’ve never known before
Faith, words can’t describe how proud I am of you.
Below are a few of the memories I will hold on to until you come home to wash your clothes and eat our food :).
I LOVE YOU!