In the day of my trouble I call upon YOU, for you answer me. (Psalm 86:7, ESV)
(Psalm 86:7, ESV)
Friend to Friend
This past August my girlfriend dropped her freshman daughter off at college—a full 9-hour drive away—and returned home with all the jumbled emotions typical of a mother: excitement, longing…and trepidation.
Then the phone calls began.
“Mommy, I am lonely.” “I am eating all by myself in the dining hall.” “My classes are so far away—uphill, both ways!” “My shower drain is clogged.” “My roommate decided to move out…”
With each call home, my girlfriend’s heart twisted more and more. She tried to remain upbeat and encouraging when on the phone with her girl, but when the call ended, both her daughter and my friend were in tears, 9 hours apart.
I happen to live nearby this college and offered to meet upRead More