It’s A New Season

This is Sarah, in Germany.

I’m so happy for her – what a terrific opportunity! We saw her off last week at Dulles – watched her walk through security and into a great adventure. I cried – just a little.
But when I saw this picture – capturing that somewhat shy smile, in a place I’ve never stood, I realized that my little girl is gone for what feels like a very long time.
And I cried – a lot.
But it’s a good thing, isn’t it – this changing of seasons, this growth and unfolding of a young life? She has so much to experience.
And my seat for this ride is a privileged one – and unique to me.
A new season of motherhood. It comes with some tears, but a great newfound joy as well.
And again, I know that I am, indeed, blessed.