They Never Told Me This About High School...

Most of you know that our oldest daughter is a freshman in high school now. To be honest, I wasn’t ready to have a child in high school but there wasn’t anything I could do to stop it. I was, however, relieved when she came home after the first day and proclaimed, “I loved it!” And she’s been loving it ever since. So much so, that, she now participates in several after-school organizations, sports, and academic teams – which I think is great. But, no one ever told me how many trips to the high school to drop off and pick up and drop off and pick up again having a non-driving high school student would require! Couple this with a middle school student’s schedule that is almost as active as her sister’s – sometimes it’s all we can do to keep up. I know that some of you are right there with me.

I know, too, that these days are fleeting and will all too quickly come to an end. So, I am grateful for the hustle and bustle and organized chaos that we live in. I am also grateful that, as busy as life may get, God sees through all of this chaos to watch over us, to lead us, and to guide us each and every day. Luke 12:6-7 says to us, “Are not five sparrows sold for two pennies? Yet not one of them is forgotten by God.  Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered. Don’t be afraid; you are worth more than many sparrows.” It could be argued that, maybe, it was taking up a little too much of God’s time, so He made the counting the hairs part easier. Nevertheless, I am thankful that “His eye is on the sparrow and I know He watches me!” Creston