Kindergarten Graduation

As I’ve just written about all the graduates a few weeks ago, I would be remiss to exclude my dear Chase’s Kindergarten graduation today.  Yes sir, my baby has completed the first year of his school career!

Where does the time go?

I find this an exciting step for my kiddo.  But with this thrilling endeavor comes a teeny tiny bit of sadness that my babies are growing up.

I’m sure I felt this way at the beginning of the year since I was seeing my youngest child off to school for the first time, but today’s event finds me feeling the same way.

On one hand, I want my children to grow, learn, spread their wings and fly.  Of course, I want to raise good, Christian men who love others as Christ has commanded us to do.

On the other hand, I want to grab my precious boys in a bear hug and not let them ever go into the big bad world where they are bound to make mistakes, be hurt and disappointed.

The emotional struggle is one that I think most of us have with our children, but I think it is a dilemma we often face when we look in the mirror, as well.

All of our futures are unknown and we have to choose how we confront them.

Do we tackle life head on or do we meekly ride the roller coaster and hang on for dear life praying that it doesn’t stop too soon?

It depends on the day for me.  Sometimes I’m happy to be whom and where I am and other days I’m not content with ANYTHING. Sigh.

However, the longer I live this life, the more I find that when I wake up, read scripture and commit my day to the Lord, the more I am happy with me.

The end of the matter; all has been heard. Fear God and keep his commandments, for this is the whole duty of man. Ecclesiastes 12:13

My attitude correlates greatly with my closeness to my Father Almighty and to my obedience to Him.

Do you not know that if you present yourselves to anyone as obedient slaves, you are slaves of the one whom you obey, either of sin, which leads to death, or of obedience, which leads to righteousness? Romans 6:16

I know, it’s that obedience word again!  (Man, oh man!  Wish I could cut that out of my vocabulary because I just don’t like it!!!)

The truth is that God has given us wings to fly and wants us to succeed, but we will never prosper and live without the fear of the future unless we obey His commands TODAY because He’s the One who knows how to get to where we are going.

In fact, the more I disobey, the more I struggle and the less peace I have in this big, bad, scary world! Argh!!

So, now…I just have to teach my children this epiphany!!  Oh, Lord I need help!!!

Please say a prayer for Chase as he graduates from kindergarten today and enters into the next phase of life!!

In fact, say a prayer for all the children you know because you just never know who could use a little lift to the Lord!!

Some Wisdom for Today:  Proverbs 19:16 – Whoever keeps the commandment keeps his life; he who despises his ways will die.

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