My 18 year old son has been home the last 3 weeks for the first time since he left for college in August. Parenting this child has always been a huge challenge. He is very strong willed and has been seeking his freedom since he was a little boy. His senior year of high school was so very hard as he wanted so badly to be free and fought against us.
We were quite nervous about how this first visit home would go. It has been better than I could have ever hoped. In only 4 months he has matured so much. I really hate to see him go back Sunday. Tonight he was preparing to go out and I told him he had to give me a hug first. Then I added I wanted a kiss on the cheek too. I was absolutely astonished when he kissed me right on the cheek and gave me a great big hug! I haven't gotten a kiss out that boy since he was about 4!
God is so good! Thank you, thank you, my Lord for hearing our prayers. Thank you for my son and the life you have planned for him.