7 a.m., Monday.
So I’m sitting here in
Saying goodbye to her was more surreal/strange/awkward then it was sad. We just forced ourselves to say a quick goodbye and to walk away. That was hard but I tried to keep in mind all the positive aspects of what was going on. She is following God’s plan for her life! The next season for her has great potential! So many people told me we would all be balling our eyes out but that’s not what happened. It is odd having three instead of four in our car. It is empty and our house will be emptier. Last night we were texting and couldn’t get a hold of her and I commented: “She doesn’t need us, we need her.” This is true when it comes to our “felt need”. From now on whenever we are with her it will probably be for a “visit”.
I am actually really excited for her. I think she’ll thrive there. She is already having a great time. Today is her first day of class.
One of her professors there dedicated her weeks after she was born (Dan Stewart) and this reminds me of what we’re doing now: We have truly given her back to the Lord and she is our gift to the world. This dedication of our child to the Lord seems like the one that really counts.
(My cell phone just rang – it was her…getting ready for her first day of class and looking for the spiral bound notebooks that are still in our car. Oh well It was nice that she called).