|(All Jo wanted to do for his birthday was shoot hoops and be together. Love my guy.)|
|(This face is totally irresistible.)|
"Are we going to judge God by the circumstances we don't understand, or judge the circumstances in light of the character of God?" - Linda Dillow
It feels so strange to have spent years with my children all around me, and now to have them need so little. They still ask the questions, appreciate the heart to hearts, and accept the afternoon snacks if I make them. But they don't NEED them anymore, and it is good, and healthy... but strange. Are they making all the "right" decisions? I doubt it. Are they secure in their future goals? Not really. But ultimately, that's their story to write. And God is enough. And His timing is perfect for them too. As I pray for their lives and their choices, I find more and more I am just praying for God to teach them that. They are such amazing people, I know God is doing a good work in them.
(I choose to say:)
"I am here- By God's appointment, in His keeping, under His training, for His time."
How true is that?? No matter how strange it is to be an empty nester so suddenly, no matter how hard or easy things can be, no matter WHAT- God's put me here, in this circumstance, at this time, with His help.
|(First zoo trip! Bee loved it and actually looked at the cheetah and the otters!)|
Hope this spring has filled your heart with new beginnings. Summer- here we come!
"Lord, you alone are my portion and my cup; you make my lot secure." Psalm 16:5
|(Just had to share the epic fun time we had at the ColorMeRad 5K. TRY IT!)|