The Magazine of The Evangelical Lutheran Church in America


A blessing for Kirsten

Don't send your son or daughter to college until you do this

If you've sent a son or daughter off to college, you know the feeling. If you haven't yet, you will. Our family was filled with emotion the week Kirsten was preparing to leave for college. After 17 years of having her around our table each night, her chair soon would be empty.

But we enjoyed a wonderful mom ent as we said goodbye to our first-born. It happened in our home on the evening before she left, and it's an idea you may want to try if your son or daughter is preparing to leave home for the first time.

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