Letting One of the Herd Leave the Field

The First Solo Flight: Letting Your Child Spread Their Wings

The Storm - Lee Fridinger

7/24/20232 min read

Letting One of the Herd Leave the Field

As a mother, it's hard to let your child go. ( I'm going to have to remind myself of the blog and reread it several times over the next few months a lot is changing within the dynamic of our home in the next couple of months.

So as this storm of a mom, I need to remind myself to be okay with these changes I have to plan and get myself emotionally prepared because right now I'm not ready his childhood went too fast and I blinked because right now the childhood is gone and I'm looking into the eyes of an adult. Even when they're 18 and ready to go into the world, it can be scary to think of them out there in the world, all alone. But it's also an exciting time. You know that your child is growing up and becoming independent, and you're proud of them for taking this next step.

One of the biggest challenges of letting your child go is letting them travel alone. For some mothers, this may mean sending them off to college. He soon will leave His Dad the Buffalo and his Storm of a mother in August to attend Liberty University. For us right now in this time, it may mean watching them board a plane for their first solo flight trip to see his grandparents in Arizona. No matter how far he is going, it's natural to feel a sense of anxiety. At least that is what I am telling myself. Can you relate? As a storm of a mom that I am my storms are brewing pretty fierce right now.

But here's what Jesus would say to me: "Don't worry, Mom. I've got your child."

Jesus knows that you love your child and that you want to protect them. But He also knows that they need to experience the world on their own. He knows that they need to learn how to make their own decisions and how to handle challenges. And He knows that they can do all of these things with His help.

So, if you're feeling anxious about your child's upcoming trip, remember that Jesus is with them. He's watching over them and protecting them. And He's always there for them, no matter what.

Here ways to give your child wings and trust them:

  • Pray for them. (John 10:27) Ask God to watch over your child and to keep them safe.

  • Give them a blessing. (Numbers 6:24-26) Tell your child that you believe in them and that you know they can do anything they set their mind to.

  • Send them off with a smile. (Luke 18:16) Even though you may be feeling sad to see them go, try to smile and wave goodbye. This will show them that you're proud of them and that you trust them.

  • Give them a gift. (Psalm 127:3) A small gift, such as a Bible or a journal, can be a reminder of your love and support.

  • Let them go. (Deuteronomy 11:19) It's hard, but it's important to let your child go and to trust that they'll be okay.

Remember, Jesus is with your child. He's watching over them and protecting them. And He's always there for them, no matter what. So, relax, take a deep breath, and let your children spread to different fields.

The Storm - Lee