So I have three sons. My oldest is 27 and lives in Minnesota . My middle son is 26 next month and is living at home during his his first year on the job. My youngest is 19 and is taking a Gap year off of college to work and pay off some debt. He just got his first grown up job with good pay and benefits.
I am a proud Momma. I struggled hard with my empty nesting. Then low and behold it filled back up again. I have to admit it’s harder with grown kids. I want so badly to give them all the opportunities to succeed in life. Yet, when I am constantly picking up after them or hearing them grumble about helping around the house. I certainly have to calm the need to LOSE it.
It has been an experience to watch them struggle with relationships or lack of relationships. I watch them battle with thier faith and integrity. But the hardest part has been to not have control anymore. I have to leave that control in Gods hand knowing he is the best for this job.
“I KNOW THE PLANS I HAVE FOR YOU,”DECLARES THE LORD. ” PLAN TO PROSPER YOU AND TO NOT HARM YOU, PLANS TO GIVE YOU HOPE AND A FUTURE.”
I know he has plans for them and I trust him and as I peel my fingers back from each of thier hands I know I can place each one of thier hands inside the hand of the God of the Universe who knows everything about them. The one who created them and knows what is best for each of thier lives. I can do what mommas do best and get on my knees and talk to God about them.