Saturday, April 04, 2015

Letting Go

"This is a time in your life when you must learn to let go: of loved ones, of possessions, of control."

This was part of a devotional from a week or two ago. I read it yesterday. God's timing is once again impeccable. I'm finding it hard to let go. We have spent much of our lives gathering, collecting, and acquiring, now it is time to release, loose, and let go. The road has grown more unpredictable with twists, turns, and hills. Sometimes the ride is smooth, sometimes it is rough. Sometimes it's simply not knowing what is around the next bend that makes the way unsure. In all of this I learn to trust the One who holds the future a little bit more. It's time to sell Mom's house. :(

Not all of life is letting go. There is still time for a bit of gathering in. Toward the end of August we will welcome a second granddaughter into our lives. The announcement of her impending arrival was a surprise back in January, a surprise to even her mommy and daddy. Today we found out she is a girl. How cool is that? I can't wait to start buying girl stuff!


  1. Well, I love that quote...and I don't think it's just once in your life you have to do that but several times. It's hardest when some of those things you must let go of come together at the same time. I suppose that house is like that for you since it's part of loved ones and possessions, too....not to mention some control and your own childhood memories. But the best part about memories...good ones, at that they are always with you. :)

    Think on the good things about it going, too, though..there has to be some kind of relief and closure, right?

    What a cute little mama in that fun to have another little girl in the family!

    1. Yes, Betsy, there are good things too, and some of those things won't be fully realized until the letting go is complete. It's the finality of letting go of Mom and Dad. I think that's what makes it hard because it's almost as if I'm grieving them all over again and it has to be done. The memories will still be there ad we are still making new memories too. And yes, it will bring a certain amount of relief and closure once it's done.

      Bethany always makes a cute little mama. She's kept this little one almost secret for 19 weeks. Some of her friends and family are just finding out. She's a sneaky one.

  2. Congrats on the newest grand baby!!! She is adorable with that little belly. Ah, letting parents lived in the house I was raised in, until they passed away. It is the house that is in my dreams still, and holds very strong memories for me. My brothers renovated it before we sold it, but in my mind there are still those vinyl kitchen chairs and the laminated table with chrome legs, and the brown plaid couch. I drove by it recently and it has changed so much, but still made me get teary eyed. What I'm trying to say in my round about way is that I understand what you're saying about selling their house. Hugs to you.


    1. Thank for understanding, Della.
      And for the hugs too.