Last Thursday was Rachel’s high school graduation.
Where has the time gone? The last time we did this was 13 years ago when Ashley graduated from high school. With such a huge gap between kids, it honestly seemed like this day would never come. By the time Sam graduates in two years, I will have had kids in grade school for almost 30 years. Yikes!
Rachel, I know you do not like to be the center of attention, so this post will make you cringe a little but I didn’t want the occasion to pass without telling you how deeply loved you are. You were our miracle baby and have brought our family an incredible amount of joy. You have such a tender heart and a sweet spirit and that voice! When you sing, it melts this mama’s heart and the hearts of all who hear it.
I am so excited for all that lies ahead for you as you face the next chapter in your life! I know it is thrilling and scary at the same time. But I also know God has amazing plans for you so hold His hand in the thrilling parts and squeeze it even tighter through the scary parts!
I wrote this post over and over again and even had some words of advice for you but I realized I’ve spent the last 18 years giving you advice so let me just say one thing. Your kindness and sweet spirit may be undervalued in society but don’t allow a broken value system to change who you are. Kindness is life changing and world changing! Step into your future with your head held high.
Your Marmee loves you more!
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”