Thursday, September 4, 2008

The End of Summer and Other Depressing Thoughts

Labor Day has to be my all time least favorite holiday. As a kid, Labor Day was typically the day we put the cover on the pool and that marked the end of summer. I still approach Labor Day with the same sense of dread. Now that I’m all grown up and out of school, etc. I can hold on to summer a bit longer but it won’t be long before I will have to pack my flip flops up and get out the sweat shirts and jeans. Fall decorations are appearing in the stores and I’m guessing this weekend I’ll give into my urge to bring on the fall colors and start the decorating process.

My 21 year old daughter is making some very unwise decisions and that is breaking my heart, but on the brighter side, it is strengthening my walk with the Lord and today I decided that when I can’t sleep or find myself eating everything in site because I can’t cope with her choices….I will be reciting a favorite Bible verse: Trust in the Lord with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding, in all your ways acknowledge him and he will make your paths straight. Proverbs 3:5-6

God is in control of my personal life as well as the seasons and occasionally we all need a reminder that He has a perfect plan for each one of us, we just need to be patient and wait for His timing….


Lynn said...

Hi Kay, sorry about your worries. I have a 24 year old daughter, and she hasn't always made the best choices either, but I have learned that if they don't go along with what they want, they will not grow, they will not learn, so to just hope and pray they do not get hurt in the process. We can't always protect them from making what we think are the wrong choices, and it sure is hard.
Now that my daughter is living on her own and finding her way in life, she is much closer to us and more appreciative of us, she calls me all the time and talks to me about so much more than she ever would before. It is an amazing change in her.
I hope everything works out well for you all :)
God bless

~Becca~Bluebird Rose said...

Being the mother of a 22 yr old and an 18 year old, I know they don't really act like adults yet at that age, as I had thought they would. They are still finding their way, and it's not always the way we would have chosen. I do believe they will learn, sometimes the hard way, but it's hard to watch as a mother, isn't it? We still want to protect them from mistakes and hurts. (if only they'd listen! :)
Take care!!

Cottage said...

I'll be keeping this in my prayers, I know He hears. He also convicts hearts. Many of us walk on treacherous paths before we find our way. But it still hurts a mom. (((hugs)))
You need to make your way to Dallas where we are still in the upper 90s most days and still run our AC in January. We would have a blast, dont' you think? Crazy Quilting and chatting would be so much fun with you!

Joan Fricker said...

Kay, it is so hard to watch our daughters make unwise decisions, but you are so wise to just trust in the Lord. Waiting is hard but His plan is perfect.


Carla said...

I'm sorry your hurting, when my 'darlings' make their dumb decisions, I am really aware of Heavenly Father's relationship with me:), and like you, I am drawn to him and his love for them. Stay strong mama! If you didn't love her, it wouldn't hurt so bad! God bless you and your baby:)

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