Sunday, August 23, 2009

New Beginnings

It seems so different, so weird, to not be out buying school supplies, uniforms, clothes, etc. this year. It's my first year in about 17 years that I haven't done so - and I feel like I'm going through back-to-school withdrawal!!!

But, more importantly, it is just another poignant reminder of how fleeting time is, and how our children leave behind their childhoods so quickly, and leave us with young adult with whom we must forge a different kind of relationship.

DQ will start her freshman year at college in a month - and she doesn't need very much in the way of back to school stuff as she will be living at home with us. She has plenty of clothes, although she may get a couple of new tops and a pair of jeans. TP will start up nursing school again in March (hopefully!), and she is basically all set and ready to go, except she will need a new laptop.

Each of us are facing new beginnings in our own right - DQ as a college student, TP as a new mom and a returning nursing student, and my husband and I as grandparents, as well as parents of adult children now. We just pray that all of these transitions, beginnings, and new routines will go smoothly - and that we find joy and healling in our family as we travel this road together.

It just feels so good to have the whole family home again - safe and sound under the same roof! Please say some prayers that TP gets a job this week (it looks promising that she'll have a job with her "new" aunt - her birth mom's sister), and that DQ continues her exceptional effort of accepting this new set of circumstances. I hope all of you have a wonderful week!


At 2:43 PM, Anonymous jodi tucker said...

God is good. I am sooo glad for your family that is all together again and healing and sensing His presence and peace on a daily basis! AMEN!!!

At 12:58 AM, Blogger Sarah said...

Oh Val! So much to catch up on. I have been reading your blog catching up on the past few months tonight. Sorry it's been so long! Prayers for your family always.


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