As mentioned Monday, last weekend hubby and I helped our daughter and her new husband move to Reno. They’ll spend the next 12 months there while our son-in-law completes his rotations for his final year of Pharmacy College. It’s an exciting time for them as Kyle sees the culmination of his education and the beginning of his career.
It’s also a little scary—having to move away from friends and everything familiar. Everything is new. Everything is unknown. Everything has yet to be unveiled.
I can’t help but feel selfish as I relish in the opportunity to have them closer. Two hours away instead of 12. A quick jaunt up the hill. It feels like they’re practically up the street.
The effort on my behalf will be to remember my role as mother has changed. The part of nurturing that means upbringing, training, education was over years ago.
But the part that means supporting and encouragement remains. Forever.
Not just as a mother. But as a Christian and a citizen of this world. To support and encourage others. To nurture.
PRAYER: Heavenly Father, thank you for the people you have placed in my life. Thank you for the people who support and encourage me. Please show me ways today to nurture others in your name. Amen.
WHAT ABOUT YOU? Who are you nurturing? Who do you think needs nurturing? How can you nurture them today?
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This month the Christian Writers are sharing thoughts about the theme “nurture” in honor of Mother’s Day. Please click on their links to the right on the appropriate days and read what they have to say.