Friday, March 20, 2009

My baby!

A couple of weeks ago, on a Friday night, we were letting the kids stay up as late as they wanted. Around midnight Miriam came and leaned up against my back while I was reading on the couch, so I invited her to come sit in my lap. In short order she was fast asleep.

Ahh! Such sweetness for this sappy mom!

I love seeing my kids growing more and more into the amazing people that God has made them, it is exciting and wonderful! But there is a little sadness, too, as they leave behind babyhood, then toddlerhood, early childhood...and so on.

Miriam is on the brink of 'tween'agedom...not really a 'little kid' anymore, she is moving up to being quite the big kid. You can see it in her desire to do her own hair, her talk with her little friends, her ability to do so much on her own now...she is growing up and there's no getting around that fact.

So I will enjoy these precious moments to the fullest and treasure them in my heart as the sweet gifts from God that they are! And I will thank Him for the grace to let go as my children move into the teen years and on into adulthood...remembering that they are not truly mine, but His.

For that I am truly thankful!

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