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Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Life.......Love.....and Letting Go...........


This has been one of the hardest weeks ever in our lives.  On Friday, I flew our only daughter to Florida to start a new journey. It doesn't seem possible that she should be ready for this. It seems like only yesterday we were holding her hand as she took her first steps and then took off her training wheels so she could ride all by herself. Now yet again, we have to let her go. Our hearts ache we have cried to the point of loss of appetite and headaches. We know that she is a special girl.....we know that we have tried to raise her the way the Lord says that you should raise your children. She is so much better than us. Her knowledge in the Bible, her heart for the Lord, her service to others. All these are reflected in her words and her life. She truly lives the same way on Monday as she does on Sunday. She is only 18 and she has been tithing as long as I can remember to her local church and to missions......and she doesn't even have a job!!!!!! She is a gem. We are so grateful that God allowed us to be her parents.

This again has been so draining, so emotional it made me start to think about God the Father as He prepared HIS Son Jesus to come to earth. The pain HE must have felt letting HIM go. The sadness He must have felt when He couldn't even look at Him as He was on the cross.

Then, I start to think about Jesus and how much He loves each of us. How sad He must feel when we go astray or maybe those who have never even acknowledged Him. How His heart must ache. How He must feel drained knowing that there is separation between His children and Himself.

Elisabeth Elliot said this: " This hard place in which you perhaps find yourself is the very place in which God is giving you the opportunity to look only to Him, to spend time in prayer, and to learn long-suffering, gentleness, meekness- in short, to learn the depths of love that Christ Himself has poured out on all of us.

John 15:9 says " As the Father hath loved me, so have I loved you: continue ye in my love.

It is still hard to begin to let go and live life like normal when we love her so much. However, I know that my heavenly Father loves us even more than we love our daughter. He will help us through this.

For all those who are parents and your children are still at home.....don't let things get in the way and take over the time that you could be spending with your family. They will be gone one day and you can never get that time back. Make as many lasting memories as possible. You will never look back and say I regret making to many memories or spending to much time with your might look back and say well.....if only I had not have worked all that over time or taken all those business trips....or spend all that time on facebook or emails. Make your choice before its to late.

On another note if you don't have that relationship like I have with my heavenly Father today is the day......He loves you....He is waiting...He is just have to make the first step......then He will reach down and grab your hand....and guide you have to come to a point wanting salvation, wanting peace.....and wanting a new life.

Just like her daddy loves her so does the Heavenly Father love us ALL

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