Thursday, June 07, 2018

There are days...

It's a different life when your children grow up and live adult responsible lives. It almost makes a person feel superfluous, but not entirely. I know that where my adult peeps are is where they are supposed to be because I believe in the mighty sovereignty of God. No matter where we are in this great wide universe, God is still at work in each and every one of us.

It is important that I remember this when I feel down, and I feel down tonight. I feel down because I miss my son. He's doing something simply amazing right now, and that's where he should be. I have a second Marine Recruit! But if I am honest, and not complaining, being real as a mama, it's still a hard thing. I know what it means to say goodbye to a child and not know when I might see them again. That's where I am living right now, but it is where God would have me living--or I wouldn't be here.

I had a lovely night with a dear friend--a friend who has loved me though a great change in my life. A friend that is able to say, I hear you, even though I don't always understand where you are and why you had to go, but she gets my heart and we are sisters. It's hard to express what I mean without divulging things I cannot, but some changes must be made and we have made them. I am grateful for people that love no matter what. It is rare to find such a person, but you will know them when you find them. Friendships are gifts.

A man of too many friends comes to ruin, but there is a friend who sticks closer than a brother.
-Proverbs 18:24

Love your children, friends. Love them and be there for them when they are in your home--and when they are not. I look back and while I know I was not the most amazing mom, I LOVE the time I had with my children in our home. I don't regret a single moment of that. LOVE them. ENJOY them. Be there. The time is fleeting.

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