So with a heavy heart I will tell you all that my oldest, my only daughter, who is 22 years old will be moving out of state next month. I will miss her, of course, but I’ve always told my children to not waste time, it is so precious. He allows us time to fulfill His purpose and to not waste it. She, of course, is worried to leave myself and her little brother, my youngest, but we tell her to go on ahead into the world and live her dreams. Which is exactly what she’s going to do.
She only recently accepted Jesus as her Lord and Savior. Which I am so very happy about. I was getting worried there for a minute. She doesn’t know this, but the above picture is a journaling bible that I purchased for her and am highlighting verses and in the margin explaining why I highlighted and so she can go to passages when she needs to. I will do anything for her to keep her eye on Him. So she will continue to grow in His word and know Him and how great His love is. I will continue to work on this and will hand it to her right before she walks away on that concourse headed out to the world. It’s scary for me, she’s been with me the longest, but I know she must do what she needs to do. She told me she had prayed one night and the next morning she woke up with an urgency, that has not left her, to leave here and move on and upward. I said, “He’s been waiting patiently for you to ask Him, and you did, and there’s your answer.” I’m hoping this gift I will give her will help her get through times when I am not there to comfort her or tell her what to do. I will ask Him to guide me that day so He can speak through me to her when I place it in her hands.