I can’t believe another school year is upon us. It seems as though summer just began and yet fall is creeping around the corner. But more than that, our family unit continues to grow and change. And it happens so very fast.
Today, was the first time in fourteen years that I wasn’t needed to take my kids to school. Chris graduated three years ago, so that’s been over for a while. But Carissa is now sixteen and can drive herself to school. Kind of painful this morning when I watched her pull out of our driveway.
Two things for me to takeaway from this moment.
- Life will not slow down. James 4:14 says, “Your life is like the morning fog—it’s here a little while, then it’s gone.” In my opinion, that is one of the truest statements ever written.
- I will celebrate every moment. Since I can’t slow things down, instead of being depressed, I CHOOSE to celebrate each moment, each phase and each year.
So for the first time in fourteen years I’m not needed to drive my kids to school. I celebrate not being stuck in school traffic! I celebrate not starting my morning with road rage and increased blood pressure. I celebrate my second cup of coffee at home instead of trying to find a to-go cup.
More importantly, I celebrate that both of my kids are growing up into mature, contributing young adults. I’m watching them spread their wings a little more every year. One is looking to leave the nest at some point, while the other is just wanting to drive all over the place.
But it’s all good. God is good. I’m one blessed man.