Friday, January 25, 2013
Counting Down, Looking Up
Two posts in three weeks . . . and I feel exhausted. And I've already exhausted whatever creative, interesting ideas that might have been stored in my brain. Maybe it's because my daughter will be leaving in just over two weeks and I won't see her again for a year and a half. Maybe it's because I will miss her like crazy and I don't want to think about it. I don't want to think about anything for fear that thoughts about her leaving will creep in and squeeze my heart until it hurts.
BUT . . . I've been through this before . . . with my son. I got through it. I know I can get through it again. I know that my daughter will be sharing something glorious with people that she meets. And I know that my daughter will have angels ministering to her, protecting her, and just plain keeping her company for the next 18 months.
And I can think of nothing more wonderful that she could be doing at this point in her life. What an amazing chapter to be written in her own personal book of life!! So, I will buck up. I will wear the callouses on my knees humbly and proudly as I cheer her on.
And the squeezing in my heart? Well, that's love.