Aug 9, 2012

The Beginning of an End~

In just a few days, three to be exact, my babygirl will begin her senior year of high school.  It will be the last of volleyball, softball, homecomings and proms.

The last days where she will walk the halls with her friends,laugh together,dream together and plan their futures.

The beginning of an end~

As this chapter starts to closes and a brand new one opens I think back to all her "Firsts" in life.
Her first steps......
Her first words......
First day of school.....
First time to ride a bike.....
First time she played ball.....

And the many others that  a mom will have tucked away in her heart.

She is my heart!!

My thoughts have been all over the place as we get ready for this school year. I know it will go by within the blink of an eye.

Have I encouraged her enough?

Will my words of comfort go with her?

Did I teach her enough strength to press through in this world?

Will her choices be wise?

Have I taught her to stand when everything seems to be crumbling?

Have I given her the strongest Godly foundation to cling to him in all areas of her life?

Questions a single mom, and maybe every parent may ask themselves as their precious treasures embark on leaving the nest, out on their own.

( However in the words of my babygirl......." Oh momma I got this!" )

And then yesterday as I sat and thought about this new direction her life will quickly take, I heard in my spirit.........

Proverbs 22:6

Train up a child in the way he should go,
And when he is old he will not depart from it.

I have given her "roots" ......Godly roots and a mommas love~

Her new chapter is and will be God ordained and for that we are most blessed!!

The beginning of an end in reality is a new chapter in life. One that carries the memories of home, friends and growing up to be all God has called her to be!!!

This also means I will start a new chapter.

I will no longer run to games, hair appointments for a school dance, shop for that special prom dress,  and stay up waiting for her to get home. There will no longer be late late ice cream runs together and movie night piled in mom's room.

We both will be closing a chapter and moving into a new one.

 I still see late night phone calls for motherly advice, venting sessions and just good ol' fashion girl talk.  As this part of my "mom" job is winding down, I trust in the Lord that His will (will) be done in all areas of her life as well as mine.

 Do you have a chapter closing and a new one beginning?

Much love~

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  1. What a sweet and tender post. I can see just by your words that when she says, "momma, I got this," that you and God (of course) have everything to do with it! She's always going to love and need her mom, no matter where she goes in life! I'm still in the elementary years with my kids, but I worry all the same worries and I keep giving them up to Him. Many blessings :)

  2. Thank you Hedi for your sweet words! Enjoy your time with your babies....Time flies :)

    Blessings to you!!

  3. A new chapter? Sigh...I have a few upon me and more coming up soon. I began started a website JUST to get through it! Because of that, I click here and there and VIOLA`...I find great blogs like yours! My baby girl went off to college for the first time 2 years ago. Now my oldest son is off with her. I have 2 younger boys at home and in 4 they go to college at the same time! Many new chapters...
    It is clear you love your "baby" girl! And you are dead on center about the phone calls, hysterical moments...and incredible growth that awaits you!
    One step at a time Mama! You both "got this"!!

  4. Hi Donnao~
    Thank you so much for stopping by!! Hope you'll come by more often :)
    You would think as this is my second go around with a child getting ready to leave home all would be good lol.....Yes I am having many "mom" moments, but I agree we will be just fine :) your blog :)
    Blessings to you~

  5. I was experiencing the same feelings three years ago. I wrote much of the first year I blogged about releasing my firstborn girl. I can tell the questions you ask yourself mean you've been intentional in raising her. Blessings to you as you start the end of this chapter.


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