Thursday, May 20, 2010


It's difficult for me to believe. Really it is. How can it possibly be that my oldest grandchild will be graduating from high school this Friday evening?

Seems like it was just yesterday he was first born! Where do all the years go and oh my, how much does time fly by!

The last few weeks I've had the song from the Lion King, "Circle of Life", playing endlessly in the back of my mind. What with having a grandson graduating, new grand baby arriving in July, grandchildren having birthdays, precious loved ones going home to be with the Lord, seems hello's and goodbye's abound!

And even stranger phenomena happening, is that my daughter is already feeling the beginning twinges of an empty nest. Hold on here! Wait a minute! I'm not recovered from my OWN empty nest yet! How can it be that I am old enough to have a child with an empty nest? Is that possible? Well, apparently it is.

So, dear friends, here I sit, right in the middle of the circle, watching it all unfold around me. Well...OK...maybe not sitting in the middle...maybe more towards the end of the circle if I want to be realistic about it.

I know, circles have no end, right?

That truth comforts me.

~~I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.(James 10:10). Thank you Father, for blessed and abundant life you have given to me.~~

Congratulations Brock! We are so very proud of you!
We are blessed to have you as a grandson.


xinex said...

Congratulations to Brock! What an accomplishment! I wish you and your hubby could still join us on our get together, Debra. We will surely miss you....Christine

Cindy said...

Thank you for stopping by my blog. I always enjoy meeting new bloggy friends.
Congrats on your grandson's graduation. It is quite amazing how quickly times flys the older we get!

Rose said...

Debra, he is such a good looking young man and I know you all are very proud of him. Congratulations Brock!
Debra, that's OK, many of us are sitting in that circle with you! Hugs!

Anonymous said...

Oh poosh - why didn't you tell us at the beginning that we'd need tissues????
What a wonderful post!
Congrats to Brock. May the Lord continue to guide him along the path He ordained for Brock and bless him and walk with him all of his days.

Sonja said...

"Hold on" is right!!! Where in the world have these years gone???

YAY for Brock! He's a doll, and I know you are so proud of him. I pray his life will be guided by God and that Brock will always know who has his back!


Mimi said...

Congrats to Graduating Grandson!!!!YEAH!!!!SO is he off to college now????What great plans await him????I understand the empty nest thing, our son is till technically living at home, he is finishes up Law School, but only 1 more yar and then he will be gone out of the house for ever, and for that I am very sad. Love waking up seeing him, seeing him trot off to bed!!!Oh A Momma's heart is always to watch her young. A new Grandchild will soon fill your lap, how nice!!!!
The circle of life, yes, it is an amazing thing!!!!
God Bless you sweetie,

Travis Cody said...

Congratulations to you and your grandson!

LibbyLibbyLibbyLibbyLibby said...

Beautiful post and congratulations to Brock!

Maxine said...

Aww, blessings to your grandson. Enjoy your abundant life, Debra.

Colleen said...

Congrats! My granddaughter is graduating from high school on Saturday! Blessings!

Marilyn in Mississippi said...

Congratulations to your grandson Brock! And I can identify with how you're feeling Debra. Seems like our kids and grandkids are all getting older so fast! Which means that I am getting older faster too I guess! But God is good. Mississippi

Grayquill said...

Yikes! you have a grandson in high school? I could make some bad jokes about now but that would just be mean. Congratulation to the young man and to you for being allowed in the circle.