Today we had the privilege of attending our eldest sons Valedictory Service. This was his last official school function before he sits to write his Final exams and it was a bitter-sweet moment for us as parents. When your children start out in life you are very quick to record the milestones along the way:
the first time they crawl, or walk;
their first teeth, and then when they lose a tooth;
their first day at creche, and then primary school, first school concerts and sports matches;
their first awards and disappointments;
then finishing primary school and starting high school;
getting a learners driving license, finishing their last sports match, or official day at school....
All these milestones are marked along the way and they form part of helping our kids grow up and prepare for the world around them. It is a bitter-sweet moment because we have spent 18 years praying and hoping, encouraging and guiding them, but our work (in it's present role) is fast coming to an end.
However, despite the sadness and nostalgia of this moment, we are deeply grateful for being parents. We know that there will be plenty more Milestones in his future and we entrust him into the safe hands of our loving Saviour.Psalm 25:6 - Mark the milestones of your mercy and love, God; Rebuild the ancient landmarks!