Off to College Milestone Celebration

Meet Kerri Hardy Zietlow. She shares about a milestone celebration she designed to use with her family in their home for her son as they were sending him off to college. “Oh my. I just wanted to tell you what a wonderful evening we had sending our son off to college with a milestone celebration at home. We opened with prayer. I shared his faith kerry-hardy-and-familyformation story (highlights from baptism to confirmation). His sister read his confirmation verse (Isaiah 40:30-31). We gave him a watch and his dad read the verses from Psalm 121 as we told him we’d enjoyed “watching him grow” and that “God would continue to watch over him.” I shared one of my favorite verses (Jer 29:11)– reminding him that God has great plans for his future. We closed with the Colossians blessing and took turns making the sign of the cross on his forehead as we each said “God Bless You”. It went very well and he was obviously very moved that we did that. Thank you so much for reminding me of the way to use the milestone celebration! What a blessing! I’m sure you won’t mind if I share the idea with some friends…it was such a gift to me that I want to pass it on!!!”