The young man that has been living with us for the last six weeks left over the weekend. Out of respect for privacy, I am not using his name, & I have removed the post that contained pictures. So, if you happen to be visiting for the first time, I apologize that this post may not make any sense to you.
Yes, I am sad. Yes, I am frustrated. Yes, I have lots of different emotions going on. One thing I've learned in my 20+ years of parenting is that you can guide, encourage, lay groundwork, etc., but ultimately, you cannot control other people, and you certainly cannot make their choices for them.
Currently, I am trying to come to terms with the fact that there are times you are called for short seasons, & you have to hope that seeds that have been planted will one day take root & grow. Not easy for a girl that is all about long-term planning.
Resting & trusting in the One that knows "the plan". . .