D is going on his first mission trip in less than 2 weeks!
He is SO excited.
I’m excited, nervous and thankful.
Excited because he will be traveling with 2 other’s from Greenville and our good friend Austie. She will be teaching 11-13 year old kids at Teen Mania this summer how to share their faith & their testimony’s with other children. They will work in a soup kitchen & put what they learn into practice at local events with kids their age. I am excited for this opportunity for D to learn about missions. I told Austie, I want her to do this for all my kiddos. And she said she would be honored to.
I am nervous. I know he will do great, but yes, he will be flying & traveling WITHOUT ME. I can’t focus on my fear too long or it can easily take over.
And I am thankful. Thankful that God continues to do great things in our life. Thankful that D gets to go on this trip. Thankful that this is a gift, I pray, will be life-changing.
And so, as I have been thinking about his trip I realize that, sometimes parenting is like walking on a tightrope at the circus.
So many uncertainties…
will I fall?
can I make it?
do I even know what I’m doing?
The fact is…
I will fall.
I won’t always do the right things.
I don’t know what I am doing.
But having my safety net is the only way that I can continue to walk forward, one foot in front of the other, holding my arms out, and looking forward.
D is going to have an amazing time on his trip.
And even better?
He is going to get to know his safety net a little bit more as I let go of him and he reaches out,with both hands, to God.