Tomorrow we head out to a church youth camp taking others, as well as our family to Ohio. One thing will be different this time. Seth will be following us in his (new to him) truck and then staying on until the end of August or till sometime in September. He was offered a job there for the summer putting on metal roofs.
He’s really looking forward to his time there, his bags are packed and just this weekend he bought his first ever vehicle. He’s now the proud owner of a little Mazda 4×4, for all of $2,200, purchased with 4-H money.
At church this weekend, all the men gathered round to check it out, looking at what, I’m not sure. 🙂
Maybe as a mother, you can’t help getting sentimental. But although I am so happy for him since he will be with wonderful fellow believers and will have an excellent church to go to, I feel like I’m looking at change. A change that will lead to another change. My kiddo’s were once all so little but they’re growing up on me and one day it will be like it was in the beginning 20 years ago – just Russell and me.
The realization of how precious these years are hits me once again and I pray that the Lord help me to take advantage of every moment I spend with them and to make them count. I want Russell and I to be good examples and to pass on the torch of this gospel to our children and that the fire of this gospel will burn in their bosom. I want to always be close as a family.
So, I’m looking at change and I wonder what the future will be. I’m having a hard time keeping in mind that it’s only for the summer and not a lifetime. Maybe with your first one it’s always the hardest? What did you do and how did you feel when your first one ventured out?