Wednesday, December 30, 2009

How Fast They Grow...

I have been reminded lately at how fast children grow. I ran into the daughter of a coworker that I haven't seen in several years. Standing before me is a young lady where a child once stood.

I am acutely aware of it in my own children as well. After only a few days with their dad, I am amazed at how much taller they appear when I get to hug them again. My boy will soon be at my armpit and my girl is not far behind! It occurs to me that they have yet to have their "big growth spurt", which makes me want to snuggle them close while they will still let me.

Every day, as my daughter texts me with her new cell phone, I am reminded of how quickly she is growing and how fast she incorporates what is "cool" in the world. The "I love you" texts warm my heart as much as the "c u soon" ones remind me how aware she is of the world around her.

In these moments I hope that I have and will continue to set a good example for them. I hope that I have "trained them up" adequately and appropriately thus far.

I know we have quite a road to travel still. I ask that You guide me in the ways I should guide them. Mold me and make me into the mother and woman You have created me to be.

Let me know when to hold tight and when to let go.

May they be as aware of Your presence in the world as they are of the world itself.

Watch over them and watch over me as we continue on our way

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