Releasing Our Children into the Hands of God
I can second guess myself at this stage and wonder if it was enough. Did I do the right things? Did I say the right words? But I can't go there. God is in control of their past, present and future. Now the question is what do I do now? To start with, I can pray. Each day, I can surrender these dear ones into the hands of God praying that they will feel his presence and follow him with all their heart, soul, and mind. I can remember that God has always been the author of their story. This is something that I should have been doing all along through each stage of their journey. I can trust that God's plan for them is perfect for them. He will not give up on them no matter what they go through. He loves them more than I do.
So this afternoon I am thankful. I am thankful for a great God who holds all things in his hand. I am thankful that both of my children are seeking God. My prayer is that they will continue to follow faithfully all their days. I am thankful for Facebook and Skype keeping us connected. Lastly, I am thankful that I will have many more times with them to laugh, live and enjoy life together. Our story together is not finished but for now it is just taking place on different continents.