She, my oldest daughter, leaves for China in less than a month. A little farther than Atlanta. She wants to fly--and my job is to let her. Motherhood is not a stable occupation--more time on my knees and less in the trenches. Releasing her completely into God's hands (where she has really always been) is just about the hardest thing I've ever done.
|Off to Pacrim in less than a month!|
Mean time, my younger two are moving into high school, and I am excited for them and melancholy with the change. Maybe it is the heat this summer, or the number of changes coming at once. Or maybe I am just not a person who easily adapts. But they are happy, so I am too.
My younger daughter has spent the summer playing music and working--perfect combination for the girl who can't sit still! And now she's started high school band! She is so happy she can hardly contain herself, even though she has had to practice, outside in 110 degree heat! She is playing the synthesizer in the percussion pit since she is a piano player, but will play percussion when marching season is over. Joy is the word I would use--new friends, new activities.
|Fourth of July Parade|
|Fishing with Dad|
|Love how high his feet are off the ground!|