Time is flying by so quickly… yesterday was KiKi’s first day of pre-school. It seems like only yesterday when we brought her home from the hospital. For some reason, releasing her to go to school was harder than the two previous times with the boys. I think my “protective-father” side came out. But then I realized that I will have to go through this process over and over again in the years to come – elementary school, junior high school, high school, driver’s license, college, and marriage (Lord help the man who will have to get my permission to marry her).
Sometimes life is about learning how to release the ones that you love. By surrendering, we are acknowledging that we are not as strong and in control of life as we would like to believe. Ultimately, we have to acknowledge that nothing we own or have in our possession are ours in the first place. As my children go through the various stages of life, I have to once again remind myself that they have been loaned out to me by God. Isn’t everything we have on loan? Lord, help us to surrender… again and again.