Monday, August 16, 2010
I was walking through the mall the other day, hand-in-hand with my sweet Ty. I asked him for a hug. He gave me a big hug and then said, "And a kiss too!" Right in the middle of Hamilton Place Mall, my son gave me a kiss; completely unashamed. Immediately my heart broke with the realization that it wouldn't be too long before he would be "too cool" to even go to the mall with his mom.
As we've prepared for this new journey all summer long, I have thought, "I wonder what parents feel like who send their adult children off to the foreign mission field." On some small scale I think I know. Because last Friday I didn't walk my son through the mall, but through the halls of New Hope Elementary School. He wasn't going to Africa or China, but he was starting kindergarten!
Ty, where ever you walk, your mommy loves you and prays Colossians 1:10, that you would "walk worthy of the Lord and please Him in every way."