Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. – Proverbs 22:6 (KJV)
Here’s a more contemporary version (same verse):
Direct your children onto the right path, and when they are older, they will not leave it. – Proverbs 22:6 (NLT)
I’m a little late in posting “The Sunday Message” today because I was on the road Friday and Saturday, plus I was being a little lazy.
The opening verse (above) Proverbs 22:6 came to mind a lot this weekend. We dropped our daughter off for college on Friday. We moved her into her dorm, and then we toured the college. Later that day she attended scheduled events while we did some shopping in town. We spent the night and said goodbye the next morning.
There were hundreds of other parents doing the same thing. We were kind of all in the same boat.
I am a softy. This milestone has made me sad and happy at the same time. There were some smiles from me and some tears that I tried to hide. It was raining lightly when we left so I could say the tears were raindrops…
After her high school graduation, I felt like I was running out of time to tell her everything she needed to know about life. Where did all the time go?
Of course, she knew most everything I had to say already, but I could still spend a good 20-30 minutes explaining in detail how to do laundry, or 15 minutes about what not to do when she attends parties, plus I could tell her over and over my number one rule that boys are bad.
She’ll be fine. I’m not sure about me.