Precious Memories

Summer is filled with precious last memories. This is the summer before someone’s child starts Kindergarten or bridges into High School. It’s an emotional period of transition for the whole family. Author Karen Kingsbury has a best-selling book that’s all about this called “Let Me Hold You Longer.”   As a mother, I am well aware of that bittersweet time when I prepared to take my child to college for the first time. Nostalgia fills the air as we assist them in packing their belongings and creating a home away from home. Amidst the chaos, we find ourselves reflecting on the remarkable journey we’ve shared and the incredible young adult our child has become. As we help them organize their dorm room, we can’t help but tearfully smile at their potential and the bright future that lies ahead. It’s a time of mixed emotions, where pride and melancholy meet. But deep down, we know that we have raised them the best we can, instilling in them the values and strength to navigate this new chapter. We lean heavily on the scripture that teaches, `Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. ‘ (Prov. 22:6.)  We get the cherished memories of their childhood while they leave it behind. Shout out to the weepy parents. 

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