It’s All In God’s Hands Now

Dear Parents,

Your son or daughter has done it!  They have worked through twelve years of hard work, sweat and tears to reach the moment when they walk across the stage and receive their diploma. As they walk across the stage, you see that little girl or little boy who held your hand to cross the street just a few days ago. 

Not only do you reflect back on the days of raising your child but you look ahead and dream of what your now young adult will be in life. Yes, admit it. You have your set of goals, dreams and hopes for your graduate. But, they have hopes and dreams of their very own. As the tassel is turned, the cake is cut and the celebrations come and go, it is important to remember  that God created your graduate and has his own set of dreams and plans for him or her.

Today, your graduate steps into a new phase in his or her life. You also step into a new phase and role in your young adult’s life. It is in this phase of life where I encourage you as a parent to listen with open ears and heart to their hopes and dreams. It is important that you encourage them and respect them for who they are and who they are to become. But, the most important thing you can do for your graduate is to place them in the hands of their Father. For it is the Father in Heaven who has his ultimate plan for their future. 

You have raised your child. He or she is now a young adult. It is time to allow them to “Dream On.” 

Blessings and God Speed to all the graduates and their families.


8 thoughts on “It’s All In God’s Hands Now

  1. April,

    This is a much needed psoting encouraging parents to be supportive of their graduating children. I am thankful to the Lord for having parents that were very supportive of my plans and hopes. I don’t know what I would have done without them. Thanks for being such an encouragment to all of us!

    • Thank you for your encouraging comments as always! Those of us who have or had parents to stand behind us as we lived out our dreams and plans are truly blessed. It breaks my heart for those who have no support from their home where it is needed most.

  2. I have to share something on Grad Sunday in about two weeks and you’ve just made it very easy for me. What you’ve written is everything I’ve been pondering. Thanks! Sandy (I will give credit where credit is due, too!)

  3. Wonderful the way you lead us proud parents up to the point of allowing them to “Dream On”. So many parents in this small town where I live are so insecure without their children and grandchildren underfoot half the time. It is so sad they way they have held them back in life. They keep saying, “Got to check on the kids” when they already know how they are–but these parents don’t really know how they themselves are, I think!

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