"These happy golden years are passing by, these happy golden years." Laura Ingalls Wilder

Monday, September 17, 2007

A 'Senior' Moment

All is a buzz in our home with our new senior. Yes, she has her moments, but most have been good. For some reason the whole adult life scene has finally clicked with her and she is now taking steps to buckle down in her studies and prepare for her real life. Not that we haven't tried to get her to do so earlier on in her school career ... but some times young adults have to figure things out in their own time ... and no amount of harassing and threatening to lock them in their rooms or take away car keys can compare to them figuring it out in their own minds. A light switch somehow gets switched to the on position and the 'dance' of life, career path choices, college plans, and decision after decision are the responsibilities of young life. A fork in the road so to speak. If a parent has nurtured and admonished and surrounded their offspring with Godly foundations, there comes a time that feathers must be ruffled and baby-bird leaves the warm comfy nest and has to fly or hit the ground. Either way, mommy and daddy bird have faith that their diligence and earlier commitment will have shaped the very soul of their wee one.

"Since my youth, O God, you have taught me,
and to this day I declare your marvelous deeds."
Psalm 71:17

Photo: Ann, age 17


Sara said...

what a beauty! such an important time in life; when a child can choose his or her own path. scary and liberating and joyful and sad all at once. she has good foundations.

Maggie Ann said...

Oh dear, blogger lost my comment...Your daughter is beautiful! Good for her getting her plans together. Thats some major decisions I'm sure with major commitments attached. Hope you have a lovely day!

Pat said...

So beautiful and a life with so much promise - and a Godly foundation on which to build that promise. How scary, wonderful, exciting and unknown - the days that are before her. From the sounds of all you and hubby have instilled in your children and the examples you have shown - she will have a wonderful flight when she leaves the nest!

Maggie Ann said...

I'm back to say 'thank you' for your nice comment about the house being cozy...I do love cozy, but I have to fight back clutter every so often. Too many interests and hobbies! Hope your tomorrow is a gem.....

Terry said...

Some light switch that was going on Mrs. Mac!
What a bright cheery pretty face she has!
She looks like her mama!!
Miss Patty is right.
You have laid a Godly foundation for her, just as she, herself laid for Sara!
..Love Terry