Monday, June 20, 2011
Daughters and Milestones
The following is from a page from my Focus on the Family flip calendar that I got from my friend, Lisa. Great tidbits each day from a few authors along with verses.
There are many exciting and wonderful things that happen during our daughters' lifetimes. As their mothers, we become the thankful witnesses to a host of milestones, growth steps, celebrations, achievements, and significant turning points. Wisdom leads us to understand we cannot control these events. Knowing our limitations means that we recognize God's handiwork in every moment, at each life stage. Debra Evans, Kindred Hearts
And the accompanying verse: "May your father and mother be glad; may she who gave you birth rejoice!" Proverbs 23:25 NIV
This was Saturday's "spiritual refreshment" and I just read it today (catching up). Yesterday, on Father's Day, I got to see Liz and Gregg's new apartment. They are moving in next weekend. Another milestone in their lives after Liz's graduation almost a month ago. I trust God with my children in their joys and their sorrows. As Liz is joyfully moving into a new place, closer to Gregg's work and closer to where she plans on working, I am also watching Danielle's sorrow at having to break off her engagement. It breaks my heart to see her sad and hurting. Even though we will be going up to visit her in a couple of weeks, I know there is nothing I can do to make it all better. She has to work her way through it and figure out what's next. She may be moving into a new place, too, which should be good. But, I don't know. Only God knows. And only He knows what's next, even if SHE doesn't. I can only pray and trust and give opinions/advice that she may ask for and may or may not follow. She is growing up (and, honestly, do we ever grow up completely) and learning that life is not always fun...which she knew. But you always hope your kids won't go through things like this, though you know that these trials help in their growth.
I can continue to pray that God will work in her life, let her know He's there and trust that whatever happens is His best because He loves her so much more than I do. AMEN!