Sunday, April 21, 2013

Abby Spreads Her Wings

Sunday, April 21st, 2013
My Abby Lou's 1st Day of Jr High Youth Group at Asbury

"I think the hardest thing for a mother is to make it possible for a child to be independent and at the same time let the child know how much you love her, how much you want to take care of her, and yet how truly essential it is for her to fly on her own. It's definitely the 'pushing out of the nest syndrome." M. Albright
When you're kids are younger, youth aged kids look soooo old. Then, you blink, and your own kids are there. Part of you feels totally at ease with the idea...then, another part of you realizes you are now the Mom of those kids who are "soooo old!"
What a blessing it is to know that my 1st born is there to watch over his lil' sis and show her the ropes. Asbury's youth program is Off the Hook...and we are so excited for Abby to get to experience God in a whole new fresh and exciting way. Our Will has had the experience of a lifetime the past two years being over at the Venue. Between small groups, confirmation, two mission trips, leading worship, and now leadership team...he is truly a changed young man on fire for Christ!

 As Mark, their youth director says, "Jr. Highers can Change the World!" 
I believe it.
Praying that my kids do too.  :-)

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