Saturday, September 11, 2010

And He was Off...

Today at church we had a big event--the installation of our new rector.  We live very close to the church, so we allowed Matty to ride his bike there on his own, and we rode on in the car.  At the reception, Matty came up to us and asked if he could go with his buddy to a festival at the nearby national park where his friend's father works.  I said sure, but he should change his shirt...a few minutes later he said, "bye, Mom!" and jumped on his bike, rode home, got into the house using the garage code, changed his shirt and went off with his friends in their car.  He didn't need me for anything.  We crossed paths with him briefly as they were backing out of the driveway, and I noted that his clothes even matched.  He didn't even kiss me goodbye...

And so it goes... I wouldn't want it any other way, but I could never guess how strange it would feel.

Proverbs 3:1-4
My son, do not forget my teaching, but keep my commands in your heart, for they will prolong your life many years and bring you prosperity.
Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man. 
Trust in the Lord with all your heart and do not lean on your own understanding; in all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make your paths straight.  Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and shun evil.  This will bring health to your body and nourishment to your bones.

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