I walk over most of the weekday mornings to help get "the boys" off to school. We are fortunate that their school is half way between our homes and I only live a little over a mile from them. Mom walks them to school most days, but I have the privilege of doing the walking when baby sister needs mom at home. It brings back many wonderful memories of taking my own to school---always in a car--but the trip purpose was the same. The thing that pleases me most is knowing I am leaving them with a blessing as they enter the threshold of their weekday home. My words are the final words before they enter "The World" and it is important to choose them wisely. As they cross over into their alternate universe, they take with them those final words of wisdom, comfort, and love. It is a heady and important responsibility to issue that final blessing--the sending forth.
One of The Dynamic Duo
The blessings we give to our loved ones are profound moments with life long consequences and effects. I thought of all the times I was privileged to give those blessings--all the leavings--all the milestones--all those important steps in life-those "Big Days & Occasions"--as well as the everyday moments. Those words which in most instances were thrown out there with no thought or plan and never a glimmer of belief of the weight they carried. How many missed chances have their been when I was too wrapped up in the busyness of the world to give that blessing?
The Word is filled with blessings being given. Believe me when something is repeated over and over--it carries profound importance and God is being sure we understand. I think of the stolen blessing Isaac gave Jacob,