Friday, March 13, 2015

Guest Posting at Grace Table today -- Will you join me?

Have you heard about Grace Table? Grace Table is a new blog that focuses on hospitality and all the ways we can make room for others and for God in our homes and in our lives. I have really enjoyed reading this beautiful blog over the past few months, and this morning I am honored to be featured over there.

Thrilled even!

Excited!

Here's a little sneak peek . . .

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I recently redecorated the guest room in our home. It’s the first time we’ve had a real guest room, and the only reason we have it is because our oldest daughter graduated from college and moved out.

For good.

*gulp*

There’s a void here now.

A room sits empty.

So, with a little physical and financial effort, I have transformed that empty room into what we hope will be a space of refuge, retreat, and rest for those who need it. (In fact, it turned out so great that I might want to claim it for my own!)


Head on over to Grace Table to read the rest!

2 comments:

  1. I loved this post. I am where you are. Actually, I'm farther down the road of this new season of life than you are. Our son has already moved out and is getting married in May. Our daughter is getting married in July, and moving to Virginia. My mood fluctuates from being very excited about this new phase of life, and feeling like I've been hit with that big orange water cooler full of ice they show on football games. Our son still lives in our town, so while it is an adjustment, it will be much easier. Our daughter, well, I miss her already. I too have been "mom" for 22 years, and I'm not sure what I "do" now?? Like you, the easy days of kissing the boo boos and sitting in the stands and helping with homework are over. Now comes the hard part. The decisions my children make now are life-altering, my advice even more important, my prayers even more fervent. Hardest thing in the world is accepting the reality that we don't have control in our children's lives anymore. We never really had control anyway, but we fooled ourselves into thinking we did. Now, that reality hits me like a cold shower. My children are adults. They don't need me like they did before, and yet, they need me now more than ever, just in a different way. I so want God to use me to bring glory to Him. Like you, I want to transition with grace and step into my new role with a smile on my face. Some moms never make the transition and spend the rest of their lives mourning the growing up of their children. Lord Jesus, please don't let that be me. I want to be there for my children, and I always will be. But I also know that this is now a chance for my husband and I to focus on our relationship in a fresh way, and I truly look forward to that!! I would appreciate your prayers for me as we walk this path, and I will be praying for you. I am so thankful that God brought us together through blogging. Blessings my friend!

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    1. Hugs to you, friend. Thanks for your thoughtful comment. I'll be thinking of you.

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