Thursday, August 18, 2011

Today's the Day


The day has finally arrived. Today we move Drama Queen to college.

Sigh.

She's been a kick to have in our home, providing hours of entertainment her whole life. There's never a dull moment with this girl around. And though her exterior is tough, she is jello on the inside, a young woman with a heart for people and their problems, a person who is a faithful friend and dependable confidant.

We're going to miss her at home (You better come back, you hear?!), and although I'm sad today, I'm so very thankful to be forever connected to this girl, this completely unique and gifted woman. God is good, isn't He? Though my heart is heavy thinking of my little girl moving away, I know she will always be mine, always my daughter, always tied to me in a special way. Friends come and go, your MOTHER does not (Let's savor the moment, Drama Queen--no quips needed here).

Today I thank God for my precious daughter, for her fiery spirit and tender heart. I thank Him in advance for the wonderful things He has planned for her and the privilege I have to be privy to them. There were many days I wasn't sure I had it in me to mother this child, but true to who He is, God helped me. Now I stand back in awe of His work. She is something.

And to my dear, dear Drama Queen--you amaze me. You surprise me. Sometimes you frustrate the snot out of me, but you'll always have my heart. We are so proud of you and excited to see what God has in store for your future. Remember we are always in your corner, cheering you on, praying like crazy. You can always come home. We love you so much.


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7 comments:

Miriam Pauline said...

Praying for you and for Drama Queen as she takes this next step in the journey. Hugs my friend.

Denise J. Hughes said...

Oh, wow. What a huge day! I'm still 2 years away from this moment. And I can't quite picture it yet. (Maybe it's denial.)

Praying for you this week amidst the changes.

LaughingLady said...

Beautiful, beautiful post ~ and yes, what a huge day, indeed! Wow. I imagine the transition will take some time, but I hope it will go smoothly for all of you.

Lisa Maria said...

Good Luck to your daughter, may God bless her new adventures! My first-born is back at university for her third year and my second-born is on the other side of the world (Spain)for two whole weeks! I know what its like to let them go.Its an exciting time, a bitter-sweet time.. you're filled with pride and yet trembling inside. I pray God gives you strength to bear it.

God bless!

Jerralea said...

Praying for you and Drama Queen as you go through this season of change.

I understand your feelings - this is the first August that I've not had to worry about getting school supplies. I don't like it! But I know God will help me adjust.

Rita T. said...

Aren't we all drama queens at heart? Beautiful post. Praying God's blessings for your family.

Melanie said...

It is that time of year! My son is a senior in HS this year. I will pray for you and the Drama Queen to see this as an exciting adventure that is the next step in God's plan's for both of you : )