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The Day After

It was a very hard day yesterday. We all have blood shot eyes today. Life has changed for our home. It will never be the same.

I know that joining the Air Force is the right thing for him to do, I know that God is leading him down this road. I am so thankful that we have peace about it, but my heart is broken at the same time. It hurts to let someone go that you love so much.

I did not want to let him go yesterday. Just hold on and keep him my little boy forever. Unfortunately, that was not an option.

It’s hard to see them leave the nest. But, it was wonderful to see that his Bible was the first thing in his duffle bag.

My baby is becoming a man. A man that I am very proud of.

This is a new season for our family. Although my heart aches, I am excited to see all that God is going to do in our lives. God will get us through this. He is faithful. He has a plan that is so much bigger than I could ever imagine.

I love this quote, it is so fitting right now:

C. S. Lewis, the Four Loves

‘To love at all is to be vulnerable. Love anything, and your heart will certainly be wrung and possibly broken. If you want to make sure of keeping it intact, you must give your heart to no one, not even to an animal. Wrap it up careful round with hobbies and little luxuries; avoid all entanglements; lock it up safe in the casket or coffin of your selfishness. But in that casket – safe, dark, motionless, airless – it will change. It will not be broken; it will become unbreakable, impenetrable, irredeemable… The only place outside Heaven where you can be perfectly safe from all the dangers… of love is Hell.’

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