Today's Devotional Thought
June 15, 2012 by Wendy Foreman
I saw her walking out of the double doors of the high school and my tears began running. I just couldn't stop them. She jumped in the car all smiles and I knew that smile was coming because she was now officially a senior in high school.
I drove away from the school and she was talking about the exam she had taken and about her teacher. I heard very little because I was remembering the first day she climbed on that big yellow school bus for kindergarten. I had tears in my eyes then and she was doing the same thing as she was doing now, smiling all big.
How was this all possible? How did my little girl grow up?
It is funny, I remember being like all young moms, wanting her to grow up so that she was more independent and then I could sit and eat a hot meal or enjoy a whole cup of hot coffee. But honestly I would love to have that little red headed, curly haired girl sitting on my lap all smiles, telling me what she wanted to do for the day. I guess I am the "older" mom now and I so understand those words of wisdom.
Never rush your children growing up!
To the young moms reading today I know that you have many days that you are tired and wish you could have a whole nights rest or would love to be able to sit and just eat your food without having to cut someone's food up at dinner, but it goes so quickly and before you know it, you will be ordering class rings, senior portraits, and preparing for your baby to drive and go off to college.
Today is a milestone for my daughter. She is a senior and next year will begin a new journey in life that her dad and I have done our best to prepare her for. We have prayed for her and over her throughout her life and we believe with all our hearts the promise in Jeremiah 29:11 "For I know the plans I have for you," declares the LORD, "plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future."
Through my tears I smile today with wonderful memories of my daughter bounding through the school doors at the end of the year. Excited for the summer and dreaming of what the next school year will hold for her. I have one more year of seeing her come through the school doors and then it will be walking through the doors of a college. I plan on enjoying this upcoming year with her, all the exciting events and milestones she will experience in her senior year of High School. I donít want to miss a minute of it!!!!!
As a mama today I am clinging to the very familiar verse in Jeremiah 29:11 for my girl. I know that God has big plans for her and I am excited to have a front row seat watching them unfold.