Actually, life is always changing, but at certain momentous events, we really notice the changes. This Saturday, our daughter graduates from college as an Honors Scholar, having also completed an Honors thesis. We are so proud of her accomplishments, her perseverance the past four years, and the spiritual young woman she has become.
For five years we’ve had one or more children in college, but now that is about to change. College was a good time, one with regularly scheduled visits back home. A time when we could go visit there, meet their friends and teachers, and get a taste of what they were experiencing. A structured time of classes, schedules, deadlines, and tests to be conquered.
We have an idea of what life after college looks like–our son graduated last year, and has been putting his computer skills to work in a position several states away. We haven’t seen him as often as before, but talk on the phone often to catch up on things. He has done well with all the changes in his life: new job, new state, new place to live. Life after college brings its own challenges of big decisions, learning about co-workers, and just taking care of yourself and your stuff.
We keep reminding our daughter that although we cannot see the future ahead, God can.
For I, the Lord your God,
hold your right hand;
it is I who say to you, “Fear not,
I am the one who helps you.”
Isaiah 41:13 ESV