The season of letting go for parents

Tuesday, May 30, 2017 11:18 am
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Rodney Olsen | 98five blogger

For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven. Ecclesiastes 3:1

Saturday morning, there was a lot of activity at my house. The day had arrived.

In a few hours, I would be walking my beautiful daughter down the aisle — all part of a new season, a process that began almost 21 years ago, the process of letting go.

One of the hardest realisations for a parent is the knowledge that from the moment a child is born you are in a slow, constant, bit by bit, process of helping your child transition from being dependent on you for everything to independence.

While my wife Pauline and I would always be Emily’s parents, and always be there for her and her new husband Josh, another part of the letting go process happened on the weekend.

We were absolutely thrilled for Emily and Josh. From the earliest days of seeing them together we knew they shared something special.

On this day, they would declare their love for each other and their commitment to each other for life.

Saturday was such an exciting and happy day and we would continue to pray it’s all the start of a marriage that continues to grow, and that being together would allow Emily and Josh to become all they were created to be, both individually and together.

This article was originally posted on as A new season

Rodney is a husband, father, cyclist and blogger from Perth.

He previously worked in radio for about 25 years but these days he spends his time at Compassion Australia, working towards releasing children from poverty in Jesus’ name. | Follow Rodney on Facebook | Instagram | Twitter | Google+



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