We are about to hit a big milestone. Miss Embug is headed to Middle School.
When the braces went on in late July, the reality of it all started to sink in… slowly.
Their is a lot that I have struggled with as a parent lately. I am trying not to hold on too tightly. A difficult task for me in any situation due to my… um, “structured” approach to life (yes, ok, controlling!).
What I have learned in a more direct way than ever, lately, is I have to let go, and let God. Funny thing is HE is affirming me and encouraging me all the way.
I recently “re-started” a prayer book called “31 Days of Prayer” that was given to me 13 years ago. I started it then, but didn’t complete it. I found it when doing some closet cleaning and felt compelled by the Holy Spirit to start it again.
I still am apprehensive about Miss EmBug going to middle school, but my fears have subsided. Since starting this book of prayer, I have seen God move in direct response to my prayer requests. I have seen miraculous healing, complicated situations become uncomplicated and progress occur where no hope of improvement seemed likely.
The world seems to be unraveling before our very eyes, but I know above all else, God is Good all the time and all the time God is Good. As my dear friend Jan signed in her last moments, “God is in control.”
“From one man he made all the nations, that they should inhabit the whole earth; and he marked out their appointed times in history and the boundaries of their lands. God did this so that they would seek him and perhaps reach out for him and find him, though he is not far from any one of us.” Acts 17:26-27 (NIV)