Our eldest turned 18 this past Sunday.
It was a perfect opportunity
to surprise her at college.
After some hours of driving,
we arrived and arranged for her
to pick 'her gift' up at her door.
Curious, she walked to her door,
looking for a box
only to have herself pursued
by running children...
which she did not expect...
Seeing her... the smiles... the joy...
the embracing... the tears...
It melts this mama's heart.
The longing and the aching
of being apart from a loved one,
especially a child (who is, also, a friend),
may sometimes reside
in a small corner of the heart...
but it never goes away.
That we were glad to see her...
would be a great understatement.
We whisked her away,
off to enjoy lunch and a couple of hours with her...
A couple of hours is all we had,
but we were thankful for them...
Watching them grow
It's difficult to remember that
His ways are not our ways.
It can be fearful to
Fear of the unknown is conquered
by faith in the Unseen.
"... Be not afraid,