some cliche’s are true…

Today my youngest children turn 18.  In a week they graduate from high school.  In a month, they register for college.  It’s a whole new ballgame.  Even though I experienced this season last year, it’s a whole new ballgame because they are my youngest.  They are my girls.  My DH (dear husband) and I are so proud of them.  They are sweet and kind and full of joy and LOVE big.  It’s been an honor and privilege to be their Mom and to be able to pour into their lives daily.  In a few more months, they will be standing on their own two feet and making their way at Union University.  Grateful, honored, proud, thankful, blessed… all these things I am.  But above any of those things.. I am in awe of how they love Jesus and how they are following hard after Him.  Has nothing to do with DH or I, but everything to do with how BIG our God is.  He gets all the glory.  DH and I just tried really hard every day.. and He did it in spite of ourselves.

SO… grab a tissue and rejoice with me…

Iggy & Sissy.. Dad & I love you to the moon, beyond and back. We are so incredibly proud of the women you are becoming and so excited about your futures. We are celebrating with you, praying for you and cheering you on. Our hearts are full and time went by way too quickly…

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  1. Oh yes – rejoicing with you.
    Beautiful my friend – just like you! Oh what a happy time – there is another wonderful season ahead for all of you.
    Blessings on your dear family.

    1. Your prayers and encouragement mean so much Tami. I'm loving every second and looking forward to what He has in store for our family. Joyful and grateful!

  2. Beautiful post in honor of two beautiful girls!!

    (I'm too ashamed to admit I can't tell them apart unless one has straight hair and the other curly!) 🙂

    1. Thanks roomie! I know.. it's hard.. but they love you so much! Thank you for continuing to encourage them!!

    1. Melinda:
      It's like nothing I have ever experienced before. Much different with girls than with my college man. So grateful to be able to watch them bloom! You are a treasure!

  3. Grab a tissue is right! The days are flying by. Finishing 4th grade and it's just a short jump to college. Praying He will intervene in spite of me. Precious, precious girls you have! Congrats on their achievement and many, many blessings on the next steps.

    1. Thanks Beth! Hold tight to these years intentionally… it will indeed be here before you can blink.

  4. Ok I totally needed the tissue!! I shouldhave known b/c I cried when I got the graduation card 🙂
    So proud of your girls – they are beautiful inside and out!
    Much love

    1. It's all Him sweet friend.. as you well know.. not anything else but HIM! Praise God! And it takes one to spot one… you are a treasured friend.. beautiful inside and out. Love you!

  5. Whew. What a journey. It's a reminder to me that if you made it, I can make it! So proud of them even though I've been on the journey with them for such a short time.

    1. Your encouragement and friendship means so much girl. You are doing a great job!! 🙂 You are already making it and she's so wonderful!

  6. This is adorable, we have identical twin grand daughter's and it has been a joy to watch their reaction to each other, God bless you as you move into a new direction for your lives.

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