Today, we are moving the furniture and the car to Nashville with our middle daughter. While she would like to be staying permanently this trip, she has some things she committed to earlier in the year. So, she will be moving to Nashville in July after she does her house sitting, a couple more shows and our family vacation.
Today though, we are loaded up and driving the 17 hours to relocate our aspiring artist to where she believes she needs to be. It’s been a tough decision and we are all taking a big leap of faith by helping her make this move. It’s not the standard graduate from high school, go to college, get a degree, get a job path. Graduation parties have been a little rough this time around.
Friends: “Where is she going to college?”
ME: “She has decided not to go right now.”
Friends: “OH! Well.. I am sure she will go as soon as she gets this out of her system.”
Me: “Maybe. I am not sure what it will look like. Maybe she will be ready to come home in 3 months. Maybe she will decide she wants to go to school next year. I don’t know. All I know for sure is that she doesn’t want to go to school right now, she wants to pursue her music and she has been blessed with a lot of amazing opportunities. God has put a lot of incredible people in her life and He has continued to open doors that we did not even see. It’s a leap of faith.”
A lot of people look at us like we are crazy. More people tell us that she should go for it; no regrets. One person even said, “maybe she will be back home, but maybe she will be selling out stadiums. You never know.”
My life lesson for the week…HAVE FAITH. Faith that no matter the path, God has a plan for her life.