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Sunday, August 12, 2012

Transitions and New Beginnings

Please excuse my absence from Off the Beaten Path for a few days. I have been busily helping my little girl grown woman get packed up to move to college. These are bittersweet days. I am so proud of her and ready for her to begin this new phase of life, but I'm equally saddened by the prospect of her absence from our home. It won't be the same around here. She is indeed my daughter by birth and my friend by choice.

So in addition to moving ridiculously large quantities of clothing, hair bows, shoes, and bags up to the third floor of a dorm, I'll be doing a little weeping, a little transitioning. I just may be a little solemn for a few days.

And...because I like to do everything at once...we're also kicking off our 2012-2013 Women's Ministry calendar at church this week. This afternoon we host our Hello, Cupcake! welcome event. Tomorrow we have our first MOPS meeting and Wednesday morning and evening we launch Bible studies. Off we go!

Prayers are much appreciated...


  1. Wow, Kay. That's a lot of stuff happening in one week, although I know the transitioning with your daughter has been going on for some time. Mine is entering her junior year, and I still hate to see her leave :)

    Prayers for you as begin a hectic week!
    Hugs from VA,

  2. Blessings to you at the start of your ministry calendar. I can understand the bittersweet parting with your daughter. My closest sister/daughter got married 6 weeks ago. She has lived within a five minute walk from my house for years, but now she lives in another part of town. I'm focusing on Jesus as I hold her more lightly, letting her go a bit.

  3. In sad for you Kay!! I don't even want to think of my babies moving out and I have at least 17 years! Lol at least you are keeping busy. The cupcake event was so nice, the first day of mops was amazing... I'm toooo excited for tomorrows Bible study and I am so looking forward to all of the things to come this year {women's retreat YAY!!!!!} if your empty nest ever feels to empty let me know and you can fill it with my 2 little crazy ones :)


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