MY HEART JUST WALKED OUT THE DOOR
Jan. 4, 2010 9:02 am
Updated: Jan. 19, 2010 4:07 pm
The kids left to go back to college yesterday...it's been a great holiday season with everyone home. It's just hard to adjust to the quiet. Yes, it is nice not to trip over 14 pairs of shoes and purses and jackets when I come in the door. Yes, it is nice not so havedirty dishes in my kitchen sink that never seem to disappear . Yes it is nice to know that the water bill will be substantially lower this month...but ....I will miss them.
This part of life is so unsettled in so many ways. They're off at school and yet are not totally launched into their own lives....their in , their out....just long enough for us to talk to them and worry about what they will do with the rest of their lives. They have a plan...sort of...oh wait, now that plan has changed. They want to be out in the working world tomorrow, no, they want to do a Master's program...no wait, they want to travel the world and live with in a Yurt . And who will they marry...another burning question of every mother this side of 50. I just pray that God will bring someone stable into their lives...not the girl who wants to be a professional macramaer or the boy who won't find himself until he's 45. Sigh...so many worries for a momma.
I know life wasn't easy when they were toddlers but deciding on whether to give them Kraft dinner or Chicken nuggets just wasn't the same as the life altering decisions that lie before them now.
I think we parents of college age kids just want to know one thing...will they be OK in life...have I done a good enough job with them to enable them to function successfully out in that big world. Sometimes, I just want to skip ahead 10 years to see that they all have descent jobs and good spouses and are happy, but then I realize that that would be sad. They have many good things and many challenging things to yet face that will be the tools in the potter's hand to mold them into who they were intended to be. This momma just better take a deep breath and let God take them where they need to go.
I sent them out the door with AR Blueberry Lemon Loaf...delicious!