We are approaching the last week of summer! How can it be? That is NOT a rhetorical question. I want answers, people!
I had great intentions of getting back to a regular blogging schedule this summer, but here it is the end of summer. And you know what I didn’t do? No! Don’t answer that! That was a rhetorical question.
But you know what I did do? I just returned from dropping my first-born off at college in the middle of nowhere! Actually, it was in Tennessee. But, same thing; right!
When people tell you it goes quick, it just cannot emotionally prepare you for how quickly it all goes.
It’s like morph speed. It’s like wibbly-wobbly, timey-wimey, Dr. Who-like stuff.
I can remember his first day of kindergarten just as vividly as my last glimpse of him as we drove away. We left during an outdoor activity, so after he hugged us good-bye, he was headed back to his friends. As he was heading back up the hill, my un-emotional husband choked up and with a cracked voice said, “There goes our little boy running up the hill.” At least I think that’s what he was saying because it was cut short when he found a car blocking the exit of the driveway. So all emotion was replaced by irritation with these “stupid, college kids”, and he drove over the curb AND the grass to get to the road. I can just picture someone saying to Cayman, “Is that your dad driving on the lawn?” I’m sure his response was something like, “Nope. Never seen that truck before.”
And though I left a part of my heart in those smoky mountains, I also reflected on how thankful I am for all of it. Thankful for every minute God allowed me to be Cayman’s mom, thankful that he has never been ashamed to show me affection, thankful that he has never caused us any real heartache, thankful that he is in a great college with Godly teachers. And with that in my heart, I pretty much listened to this song on replay.
And that, my friends, sums it up, doesn’t it?
Q&A for the Day: (Talk to me, friends!)
- How has God been good to you?