Monday, February 27, 2012

Sometimes Love Hurts

This morning I said goodbye to my son, my first born, and it was hard. We prayed, we hugged, we kissed goodbye. I said what I always say, "I love you. I love being your mom." And then we watched him drive away - to Basic Training to be followed by Officer Candidate School.

I am grateful for the blessing of my sweet family, children who love God and seek to serve, a husband who loves much, and a God who cares about all these things.

This week, as I walk a new path with my family, I am trusting God and remembering his promises, like these I memorized last year:
And my God will supply all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:19
God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of sound mind. 1 Timothy 1:7
Come near to God and he will come near to you. James 4:8
You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they put their trust in me. Isaiah 26:3
The Lord is the stronghold of my life - of whom shall I be afraid. Psalm 27:1
my blessings

Saying goodbye should not be easy when we love.


  1. Sweet words, Shawna. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh, Shawna! I am so sorry you are hurting, but I also know it is part of the 'push the baby bird out of the nest' deal that we signed on to. You planted so much LOVE & FAITH & GOODNESS in Caleb's heart! He will bless everyone he comes into contact with--which means his circle of influence must grow. I love you & your tender heart!

    1. Thank you dear friend. We talked together as a family about the pain of saying goodbye. I said it would be an even sadder thing if goodbye was not painful. Love is worth it. I look forward to May when we will see Caleb for graduation. A sweet way to celebrate his birthday.