Necessary Transitions – part 3 – the Pain and the Joy

We drove home from dropping two of our daughters off at college Friday. This is what I had a hard time looking at on Saturday…

The painful saddness…

Empty Bedroom 02

Empty Bedroom 01

So empty.

BUT – the joyful part was the final picture I took before we left from Liberty University on Friday. It was a picture of freshman convocation:

Liberty Convocation

To hear thousands of incoming freshmen singing songs of hope, trust, and dependence on God was exactly what my heart needed minutes before driving away without two of our daughters.

This is a painful but necessary transition (part 1 and part 2). But where we are leaving them makes the transition a bit easier for us. I was reminded this weekend (and today through Nate's message) that our daughter's don't belong to us. They belong to Him. Perhaps leaving them this weekend helps me feel it and believe it more strongly than ever. 


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