We attended a lovely wedding tonight, and once again we witnessed parents sending their kids off and letting them go. Children are a gift from the Lord,and parents who have been good stewards of their children have equipped them to leave.
I remember years ago when my son was off at grad school, someone asked me, “Aren’t you so sad to have your son gone?” And of course I missed him. But I told her that there was one thing worse than a son who leaves, and that is a son who doesn’t. The whole purpose of bringing up children is to send them off, not to keep them home.
When our children are wise, they are a great joy to their parents, especially when they start households of their own.