I distinctly remember over 17 years ago holding my newborn baby girl and sobbing. I was singing her a song and it went ‘I’ll sing you a love-a-bye that all your dreams come true’. I realized in that moment that what I wanted for her, what I dreamed for her, didn’t matter. That she was going to grow up with dreams of her own. It was bittersweet even that early on to begin even slightly to let go.
Today we met with a college golf coach who has Em at the top of his recruit list. It was a blessing to see what he saw in her. We have another meeting with another coach on Monday. It is exciting to see the opportunities God has put in front of our daughter because of the gifts and abilities He has given her. As hard as it is to continue to let go, these children belong to God. What a privilege it is to take part in this wild ride He has them on, to point them to Him and see them trust in His plans for them.
For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Then you will call on me and come and pray to me, and I will listen to you. You will seek me and find me when you seek me with all your heart. Jeremiah 29:11-13