When my teen’s issues were finally under control and healing was taking place, I felt a sigh of relief that it was finally over. The worry, the pain, the brokenness, and the crises that were displayed over and over again, were a thing of the past.
I could close the book like the end of the story and move on with my life. However, God had other ideas. He may have even laughed while I pondered those thoughts sitting under the tree enjoying my Green Tea with honey.
You see, when one book is closed, another is opened. For me, the book that was closed were the hardships, the struggles and the daily uncertainty of how each crisis was going to end.
Time has passed since then and much has transpired. We are finally seeing God move in a huge way with our teen who is less than a year away from being an adult. For some reason however, God saw it as perfect timing to open the next book.
I have come to learn that the things we go through in life, we often shelve or pack away in the back of our minds the way we box things up in the attic. From time to time, something will trigger a memory and we recall those things up to the surface. Some things we enjoy to remember, to reflect, and to learn from. Other things we try to push back into the box and quickly close. Continue reading