Today is my last day as the mother of a child in elementary school. Our son was promoted from the 6th grade so next year it’s on to junior high.
As well, our youngest daughter is being promoted from the 8th grade and going on to high school tomorrow.
To top things off, our oldest is engaged, so in approximately a year, I will be the mother of a married woman! I’m feeling very sentimental.
Where did the time go? It makes my head spin. I remember when I first became a mom, with all the sleepless nights trying to settle a crying baby thinking “will I ever sleep again?” “When will she sleep through the night?” Then it was “when will she walk on her own?” “When will…”
Now we have three, all walking, talking (a lot) and sleeping (sometimes). They are all beautiful individuals with their own unique personalities and gifts. What a privilege and blessing to be their mom. To take part in the molding of their characters, with God’s help and grace.
I have certainly not done everything right. I make my fair share of mistakes (and someone else’s share too), but I know that after we have done our best, we leave them in our heavenly Father’s care. What a relief.
So, come with me on a trip down memory lane, as we send our children into the next exciting phases of their lives. I’m taking a tissue with me on this trip. I’m gonna need it!
Time passes and they are no longer toddlers!
Growing more beautiful with every passing year
A radiant Halloween gypsy
May the Force be with you, young Skywalker.
Truly my joy and delight, but we’re not done yet!
Our baby went and fell in love – now they have a ring and a date!
For I will pour water on the thirsty ground
and send streams coursing through the parched earth.
I will pour my Spirit into your descendants
and my blessing on your children.
They shall sprout like grass on the prairie,
like willows alongside creeks.
This one will say, ‘I am God’s,’
and another will go by the name Jacob;
That one will write on his hand ‘God’s property’—
and be proud to be called Israel.”
Isaiah 44:3 NLT