Monday, September 1, 2008

to college we go

This should be my last post concerning our journey to take both of our kids to college. A couple posts ago I talked about our son leaving for college instead of us taking him. Well today we made the trip to Indiana to deliver Eric's belongings. His small car only was able to take the bare essentials, so we took everything else.

The things we took were almost all related in some way to music. Eric is an extremely talented musician and singer. We have been so impressed this year with the leadership skills he has developed scheduling, organizing tours and writing music for his band. We are very excited to watch the Lord continue to use and develop these life skills!

Once all was put in place we spent a short time with both of our children. What we discovered was they have completely assimilated into college life. So much so that we soon realized we were cramping their style. We found ourselves sitting alone at a table in the coffee shop as they chatted with friends and ran back and forth from their rooms.

You may think this made us sad. But as we packed up our laptops and waved goodbye we realized this is exactly what we have worked so hard for. Confident young adults surrounded by Christian friends, ready to prepare for the rest of their lives. God has been very, very good to us. Our kids have left our home to follow the Lord. This is as it should be.

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