My favorite #1 son got a job. It could be a really good job for a change. Now the doubt has set into his mind. Should he stay in florida? Should he move to Arizona?
I can appreciate how he feels. Do we ever really know the way to travel? Moving on means leaving good friends behind. I’ve been doing this for years. He hasn’t. His friends have a level of importance to him that mine do not. Don’t misunderstand me. I love my friends. But I don’t feel like I’m losing them. When I go someplace new, I get to add to my friends.
Plus he doesn’t know Jesus as his most important true friend. Jesus travels with me everywhere. His friends mean more to him. Jesus means more to me. With Jesus by my side I’m confident to leave my friends and even my favorite boys in his capable hands.
I spent half of yesterday feeling sad because the awesome adventure I hope to take with my favorite #1 son might now be a solo adventure. I even went through feeling like something is wrong with me because I have never felt the need to set deep roots in any one place.
I asked the Lord if I should go. I was walking into the gift shop at the time. I looked at the cute new hats sitting on the table. The corner of the hat said “trust the journey.” Sign from the Lord? Maybe. I don’t really ask for signs anymore. I know the lord works everything for good for those called according to His purpose. But Maybe it was a reminder that it’s okay to move forward again.
Because I’m ready. After nearly 18 months back in the USA. I’m finally ready for an adventure. I hope it’ll be with my favorite #1 son. In the meantime it is enough that I have all of my family saying “go for it!”
I am thankful.