My morning devotion spoke directly to my heart today.
"Avoid getting negative when you look at your circumstances. Actively wait on God to give you strength to walk in the fruit of the Spirit. (Galatians 5:22-23) Wait with purpose, silently listening for Him to speak, eagerly watching for Him to act. Then watch for the opportunity to act godly as He give you strength to do so.
I helped a friend move her daughter into her apartment at University of Central Florida this week. Much more involved than moving Robert into his apartment in Tallahassee NEXT week. Tara's room is full :) Robert on the other hand is "good" with everything I buy. He is so easy to please. His room will not be full of butterflies and girly things like Tara's but it will be perfect for him.
My heart is still heavy when I think about him leaving home in 8 days. I am praying for a good college experience for him. I'm excited for this next stage of his life but I cannot imagine living every day without him. 275 miles, 4 1/2 hours, that's a long way from home.