Faith, island life, Parenting

See You Later- What A Wonderful Thought

This past weekend, we traveled back to Canton, TX and celebrated Jonathan as he embarks on his new life.

He has chosen to serve and departs for boot camp in less than a week. It was time to say, “See You Later.” Watching him interact with his friends and family was such a gift. Knowing that there wouldn’t be another moment like this was sobering. All of his friends will be very different when Jonathan sees them again. As it stands, we won’t see him again before August. One set of newly married friends will have welcomed their first child, his sister will be in law school and who knows what that much time will bring to the rest of their lives.

So, we soaked it all up. Laughter was in abundance as were smiles. He won’t look the same when he gets back. He will not be the same when he gets back. But, that is a thing to be celebrated, not grieved. Nothing stays the same, he is choosing to become more.

See you later, Big Boy! We could not possibly be more proud of you!

2 thoughts on “See You Later- What A Wonderful Thought”

  1. I pray The Lord blesses and keeps him as he embarks on this new journey! So thankful we have young men who are willing to serve our country!

    On Thu, Jan 14, 2021 at 09:20 Holly K. Ross- Writer wrote:

    > Holly K. Ross posted: ” This past weekend, we traveled back to Canton, TX > and celebrated Jonathan as he embarks on his new life. He has chosen to > serve and departs for boot camp in less than a week. It was time to say, > “See You Later.” Watching him interact with his fr” >

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