There are moments throughout the parenting process that you are hit with the reality that your child is growing up. I had one of those moments today.
Twice a week, a friend from church watches Emrie. She lives just a block and a half down the street and all winter my daughter has been asking if she can walk to Ms. Susan's. Of course it was too cold so I told her that maybe when it warmed up we could let her.
Well, today was warm enough and so I called Susan and told her I would walk Emrie to the corner and would let her travel the rest of the way on her own. As we walked to the corner she shouted across the street to our neighbor Pete, "I'm walking to Ms. Susan's by myself!" She had quite the hop in her step.
As I let go of her hand to let her cross the street she began to run. And as she ran so many memories flooded my mind. My little girl is growing up and I'm so proud of her. I'm very grateful God has placed her in my life!
My prayer continues to be Acts 7:20.