Friday, August 17, 2007

End of Summer

The school year is fast approaching. It makes me feel sad. Since August 1, I’ve been feeling like something happy and wonderful is now more than half over.

I have heard people saying, “I can’t wait for school to start.” I don’t know what they mean. I think it’s horrible.

These years go by so quickly. I look at my one-year-old and think how it’s like yesterday my ten-year-old was that size. Now she’s becoming a young lady sparkling with personality and an internal beauty that shines.

I’ve been able to “let go” enough to send them to school. After having given them a solid basis for thinking on their own, I have seen them blossom in their newfound independence. This is why God gave them to me – to help them to grow up. But every moment I have with them is as precious as gold.

“When I was a child,
I used to talk as a child,
Think as a child,
Reason as a child;
When I became a man,
I put aside childish things.”
I Corinthians 13:11

Painting: “Beach Friends”, by Rick Mundy

1 comment:

Joanna said...

Oh, to be a Mom like you one day!! It is refreshing to hear how you enjoy your children.