It’s Bubberz first day of college and he won’t let his mom take pictures of him at the campus. HOW RUDE??!! I have pictures of his first day of school from the past thirteen years, but this year is different.
It’s different all right!
As I was visiting with him the other evening I asked how the roommate situation was working out. He said the four of them had sat down together and worked out some ground rules they could all follow.
The other three were concerned with locked doors, trash being taken out, dishes being cleaned, etc. When it was Bubberz time to speak he said he politely said, “I don’t care if you smoke or drink. But if you’d not smoke in the apartment or throw parties here I’d really appreciate it.”
It was the cutest thing. He said, “Mom, they are actually respecting my requests. I can’t believe it.”
Now this is the line that left me speechless and crying Hallelujah’s out to God –
“Mom, Joe (changed name) came over the other night when everyone was gone. We prayed over that apartment. We prayed over their rooms. I want God to work through me.”
I still get a lump in my throat when I think of it. I certainly didn’t think that way when I was 18. Did you? Seriously!
I think back on all the days and nights I’ve prayed over Bubberz room and over him as he slept. Actually, I still go into his room and pray for him. But now . . . Now, this kid is praying over others rooms!
Do you have a great story from your child’s first day of school or college? This sappy sentimental mom would love to hear it!
I stand amazed at God’s incredible love and promises!
Still shoutin’, HALLELUJAH!