This is my daughter’s senior year of high school. Oh, how reality has struck, and dare I say, I don’t like it, but I know that I must accept it. Not only that, I should celebrate it!
We have raised a young woman who is strong in perseverance and confident in her abilities, with caring and kindness in her heart. It shows, with all she’s accomplished, with everyone she meets, and with all she is working to achieve.
As I look toward the next several months, I see myself learning to let go. I find myself mourning the loss of that little girl I once knew and learning from the young woman that is thriving in front of me. I realize now, more than ever, that I am not letting her go; I am sharing her with the world!
This message is adapted from “Sharing is caring,” written by Gabriela Contreras for the Women of the ELCA blog on Sept. 30, 2013. Today we remember Martin Luther King Jr., renewer of society and martyr, who died in 1968 and whose birthday we celebrate tomorrow. It is the Second Sunday after Epiphany. The readings are Isaiah 49:1-7; Psalm 40:1-11; 1 Corinthians 1:1-9; John 1:29-42.