Counting Down the Days….

Recently I took our oldest daughter to a Women of Joy conference.

We had a very sweet mother and daughter weekend.

However, while it was so sweet it was also filled with that sick, nervous feeling in the pit of my stomach.

Questions rolling around in my head were:

When did she get so tall?

How is she so mature already?

What’s with this makeup?

How am I already the mom of a 17 year old?

Can time please pause?

Have I thoroughly prepared her to face this world?

Did I teach her everything she needs to know?

I took a picture of her walking on the beach:


I added the quote, “Don’t count the days, make the days count.” (author unknown)

I’ve kept it on my phone as a way to remind me to not worry about how many days we have left or how fast it’s all going but to ensure the time we are together is sweet, meaningful and cherished!

Please know, we still get on each other’s nerves!

I still worry! A LOT!

But I’m leaning more into Christ and the truth that she was never mine to begin with!

When God blessed our lives with her, from that moment on she was His!

Who am I to stand in His way? Or struggle with letting her go??

Trust me, I still will when the time comes but I will do my best to remember these truths!

Here’s a couple more pics I took!

I stink at selfies!

Love and Blessings,


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