Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Empty Nest Syndrome

Gradually we have been losing our children, either to spouses or the university. It wasn't that noticeable until a holiday dinner is in the planning stage and then realizing one's children now have other obligations and may not be able to attend. Funny how hard this syndrome hits and hits when not expected. Our job as parents are to bring our children up to know the Lord, Love the Lord and serve the Lord with all their hearts souls and minds, to prepare them to be on their own, then let them Go. Not able to sleep with these thoughts running through a mind that won't shut down and yes grieving a bit when the verse below comes to mind:
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:
Even God must have felt this empty nest syndrome when He put His plan in place for our salvation.
So very very thankful Jesus willingly left the riches of heaven and His Father to lay down His life for ours.
How thankful I am that there is going to be a grand reunion once we are finally in our real home. So looking forward to that wonderful reunion around the Lord's banquet table.
Yesterday was hard, the weather didn't help so dark, showers and thundershowers all day, the rain coming down in sheets but the sun WAS shining, and shining brightly above the dark clouds.
We had a very blessed practice at choir. We got to sing all of the benefit dinner songs and they are the best of the best. Lifting voices in praise, is there any better way to end a hard day?

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