As we go through seasons of life, our children seem to progress through them as well. Some seasons are tougher than others to watch them go through.
Seasons of Life
This is currently our 15 year old’s season. 8 years post GAD diagnosis, Jaden is thriving in so many ways.
This past weekend alone was a big one for her and there’s still more to come.
Friday morning, she and I ventured to the Department of Public Safety to get her learner’s permit so we can officially get her started behind the wheel. We even put in our first two hours of drive time.
Saturday afternoon I dropped her off for her first day at a real job. She had two interviews to sit through, as well as a few hours of training the weekend before, and is now officially employed.
And then Sunday morning her youth pastor asked her to give the message to the middle school groups. Basically meaning she would be leading the Bible Study and small group time.
She spent hours reading her Bible, planning her message, and making a PowerPoint presentation. She pushed all of her fears away and brought the Word with confidence.⠀⠀
Plus, this is in addition to the worship team she sings with almost every weekend and Wednesday night at church. If the doors of the church are open, she wants to be there.
Not to mention, she’s now expanding her mission field to New York. This July, she is going on her first mission trip and working towards raising funds to get there. (we even have fundraiser shirts available–shown above–if you would like to help her).
What season are you in?
Whatever it may be, I hope it’s a good one and you’re kicking booty!
“You may not control all the events that happen to you, but you can decide not to be reduced by them.”
– Maya Angelou