Why, even all the hairs on your head have been counted! Stop being afraid. You are worth more than a bunch of sparrows. Luke 12:7
This verse is echoing in my head... because God knows every little detail about our lives... and He cares about every one of them.
This past weekend, my beautiful and amazing daughter married the love of her life. We had a beautiful ceremony and the love and goodness of the Father shown all through it. God Himself orchestrated their entire relationship, and it was a beautiful beginning for the happy couple!
Still in all the joy I have for her, today, I sit here and wonder, how does a mom handle the sudden change in life. All these years, preparing, teaching, laughing, secrets, heartaches, midnight talks, tears - everything that a mom and daughter enjoy year after year, and then in a matter of moments... she belongs to someone else, in a new home and new life.
Now, I do realize that she is still my daughter, and we have more amazing times ahead. But for now, this mom, really misses her daughter, and kissing her good night, seeing her face in the morning, and knowing where she is and what she is doing, and hearing all the details.
Today, I find peace in this scripture... that even if "mom" isn't there, He knows and cares and sees every little moment of her life, and I can rest. I do not (and should not) fear, because God is with her always. If He cares about the birds of the air, He cares a million times more for her (and me) and for every emotion and feeling that we are walking through.
Father, I'm so glad that you watch over your kids. I'm so glad that you watch over "my" kids that you entrusted to me long ago. I have no doubt that You are beside my precious girl today and every day, and beside this mom, who in her joy, still hurts from the missing. You know it all. You are a good Father!