Several of our parents have already sent their children to college earlier this month. Others are on the road as I type this. I spoke yesterday with one of our fathers who is preparing to drive his daughter to school this weekend to start her freshman year. It is a bittersweet moment. There is excitement and joy, coupled with grief and anxiety. We have given our children roots. Now it is time to allow them to rely on their wings, while we adjust to an empty spot in the nest.
In Proverbs 22:6 God says, “Start children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they will not turn from it.” The Light of Christ family has worked hard over the past years to train up our children who now are off to college. Let’s have confidence that God is with them, that we have given them healthy spiritual roots, and that they will now soar as faithful young adults. Let’s keep praying for our college students, as we continue to care for the children and youth still with us. And may we know God’s peace and comfort as we make our own adjustments.