Life, as I see it : Let go, and let GOD


There is always that moment in a mother’s life when she realizes it’s time to let go and let God handle it.

That was my week.

With an early blizzard that blanked much of North Dakota, I did a lot of praying for wisdom of the best way to handle the travel “musts” in our lives.

As it was, it was 80 degrees on Tuesday when I drove my daughter to Bismarck, ND. We went on Tuesday because of reports of a coming storm, although her flight to India wasn’t until early Thursday.

As predicted, the weather began to change on Wednesday, so I had to head home.

Then was the moment of ‘let go and let God.’

No matter what age your child may be, you still worry.

It wasn’t easy driving away, leaving my child in a snowstorm, and knowing once it passed, she flies off to a third world country.

Thanks to the wonderful hospitality and assistance by the folks at Expressway Suites, in Bismarck, she did wait out the storm, and, although late, on Saturday, she finally boarded the plane and was headed toward her life long wish to visit India.

As for me, I made it home and was able to continue with our plans to go to Pocatello, Idaho, and on to Yellowstone Park.

Yesterday, we celebrated the upcoming birth of granddaughter Annalee’s first baby. It was a fun day with the bonus of being with Annalee and my other granddaughter Annika. They’re both such great girls.

A mishap in our hotel reservation ended with us getting a big suite with a sizable discount.

It’s on to Jackson Hole and also a visit to Old Faithfull today. The weather will be sunny and in the ‘50s for the next few days (or so they say).

My plan is to continue to let go and let God. It is always the best choice.

Life is good today.

— Contact Kathy at or PO Box 838, Beach, ND 58621.

Kathy Craigo is a publicist, speaker, and life coach. She owns Kathy Craigo Media Consulting in Colusa. Contact Kathy Craigo at