Although over the past few weeks and months I've experienced many emotions, the one that dominates all others is a sense of peace.
A complete confidence in a daughter's Godly dependance and trust in the Lord has given us the peace that only comes from God. Of course we would rather have them all here with us, but we believe they are exactly where God called them to be.
Here are a few pictures that may visually explain the emotional ride...
|Engagement photo shoot on "the farm"|
|One of the final weekends leading Student Ministry worship|
|God created a new family!|
|Other loved ones celebrated - Jocelyn got to say a few words at their wedding|
|Trinity's dedication at Crossroads|
|rehearsing for the Night of Worship recording|
|Night of Worship recording with area leaders|
|Trinity finished up MCS soccer|
|Joci lead at Night of Worship|
|Staff farewell lunch for Joci|
|Farewell dessert at Whitts - these 3 love icecream|
|final cousin hugs|
|We tied prayers of farewell and blessings on the balloons and released them following prayer.|
|Family farewell prayer and blessing|
Jocelyn ended her time at Crossroads well...I can't imagine what is more important than that. I thank the Lord for a church that walked right beside Jocelyn through the toughest times. Thank you for your prayers Crossroads and the blessings that follow them!
|Words from her pastor that will remain with her forever!|
So yes, I sit here missing our mother-daughter time together, but have learned a lot the last couple years about God's faithfulness and trust that I wouldn't have understood any other way.
I am resting in such peace that I can celebrate God's provision and the next amazing chapter of a new, Godly family whose daily lives will be pointing others toward the Savior simply by how they trust. love one another and just how they live. And I really, really am very good!
Now may the God of peace make you holy in every way, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless until our Lord Jesus Christ comes again. God will make this happen, for he who calls you is faithful. (1 Thessalonians 5: 23, 24)