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January 17, 2014

JACKIE DAVIS: Letting go of childhood

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Lockport Union-Sun & Journal — “Old Spice sprayed a man of my son, now he’s kissing all the girls and his chores aren’t done ... now he smells like a man, and they treat him like one.” 

I cracked up laughing, especially at the mom being dragged down the road in her laundry basket while holding on to the back of her son’s speeding car. I laughed, but I had to admit: Sister Moms, I feel your pain!

Another reminder of letting go occurred for me last weekend. Our youngest son has been accepted into an excellent accounting internship with a top accounting firm. He has already been to corporate engagements with the local branch. Last week, the company flew him to New York City for an orientation. 

While I am exceptionally grateful for this excellent opportunity, and I am absolutely proud of my son’s accomplishments, I confess to you: I was an “emotional wreck” about the thought of my “little boy” flying off to the “big city” all by himself.

Needless to say, he was thrilled. He totally enjoyed every moment in New York City, and returned safe and sound.

All of these moments of “letting go” sent me to God’s throne of grace in prayer, to once again surrender my sons into His care. If you as a parent are in a season of “letting go” of childhood, I invite you to do the same. I assure you: God’s resulting peace of mind is priceless.

Jackie Davis is an Inspirational Vocalist, Musician and Speaker with over twenty years of television broadcast experience. Her column appears on the first, third and fifth Friday of the month. You can contact her at jjd.22344@yahoo.com

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