Friday, March 21, 2008
I was searching for a box yesterday that was large enough to fit in 3 Easter Baskets that I needed to mail to my Grandkids in Omaha. I found a box that would be just right and proceeded to empty the contents so that I could put the Easter goodies inside and get it mailed off. The box was filled with some old framed photographs and a few envelopes of old pictures as well. What a treat it was for me to come across some Easter photos of my girls when they were young! It was just what my heart needed. I have been feeling a little Empty Nestish this past week. My oldest daughter Jennifer is in Malawi Africa with her husband and children as a Missionary with the Free Methodist Church. My middle daughter Melissa is in Omaha with her husband and 3 children where she is partners with her Mother in law of 2 Espresso Stands. My baby girl Kristine is living in Marysville and working at a Daycare/Preschool. None of my girls will be able to be home for Easter and I was feeling a little sad.
But coming across these pictures just served to remind me of how I prepared my girls to go forth into the world and do just what they’re doing. I can not begrudge them for doing exactly what I wanted them to do so many years ago. They are each productive and successful young Women and I am very proud of all 3 of them. I know that God was smiling down on me yesterday as he allowed me to stumble upon these pictures. Yesterday was the first Day of Spring. What an awesome Gift!