Half of my nest is now empty. My firstborn flew out of the cuckoo's nest that has been his home for nearly twenty years and is now sharing an apartment with a couple of friends. They have come and gone the past few days, picking up some of my used furnishings and groceries to make their new home a little more comfortable. The pains of transitioning into adulthood are weighing heavy on them right now yet they are excited about this new chapter in their lives. I couldn't be more proud of them for taking this huge and scary step!
Please pray for all of us as we make this adjustment. Pray that the money side of things will smooth out quickly so they can enjoy their transition into independent living. As an adult who has been around the block a few times, I still struggle with the ins and outs of daily living. They will too. But I am confident that with prayer and encouragement they will find their way and be so glad they took this leap of faith.
Pray especially that they will see God in ways they never have before, and that God will use this season of their lives to draw them closer to Him. I have learned, especially this past week, that God is never closer than when we are in His refining fire.
Lord, may you turn all our stresses into the greatest blessings we have ever known as we experience your faithfulness to meet all our needs according to your glorious riches in Christ Jesus. Thank you for being our more-than-sufficient Provider and ever-present help in time of need.
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