Letting Go

About a month or so ago I had a great evening with my two boys, Zach and Nich. This is not to say that I don’t have many great evenings, but this evening was a ‘letting go” parenting night.

Nich went to the Summit Music house to see the local group Tickle Me Pink. He went with his friend Josh, both of them are great kids. BUT, this was the first real concert they had gone to, without a parental chaperone. I have a tendency to worry about things that don’t happen, things that I can’t see or I can’t control. ( keep that thought)

Since the venue was downtown I decided to stay downtown instead of drive back and forth. Zach went with me, we had dinner together at the Cheesecake Factory and then went over to the Tattered Cover to hang out . We chatted about all kinds of stuff that night. (keep that thought)

My letting go moments that night came when I dropped Nich off – I was out of control as soon as the car door closed. My letting go moment with Zach – he is turning into an adult, will be leaving for college , he has his own thoughts, his own ideas and plans of his own. He is going to be responsible for his laundry, for his meals, for getting to and from class, all without me. I am losing control.

You ask “ what is her point?” My point is that I thought I had control in the first place. God has the plan, He is the conductor, and the organizer . God is the pilot, God is in control.

While Zach and I were sitting in the van waiting for Nich to get done at the concert,we were watching people on the 16th St Mall coming and going. A guy went by on a skateboard- he had long brown hair and a full beard and moustache. I turned to Zach and said, “I didn’t know that Jesus skateboarded.” I kind of had the feeling that, that was a sign to me that God is everywhere, doing ordinary things and that my kids were going to be ok, despite my desire to control things.

It was a wonderful night, Nich had a great time at the concert, nothing bad happened. Zach and I had a great time, talking and watching people. That night was a “let go, let God” evening for me. A blessing, an event for me.

God is here everyday, in the small stuff and the big stuff and I am so glad he is.

Thank you Lord for being with us everyday-whether we feel you or not. Thank you for the everyday blessings . Thank you for my children, they are the greatest gift. Watch over all of your children from 0 to 125 , today and everyday- AMEN

Maureen Herzog

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1. pompz wrote:
good message

Mon, May 27, 2013 @ 9:40 PM

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