This. I blinked and here they are, all ready for school and eager for what’s ahead. Preschool, First grade and Fourth grade. As I searched through the incredibly unorganized photo files on my computer to post these pictures, I found stuff like this hanging around.
Oh…be still my heart! I treasure these little people. They are a delight to my heart. I love that I get to be their Mom and watch them grow. I love seeing their little personalities develop and it makes me want to dance and sing to see the lovely people they are becoming. I pray that as I send them out a little at a time in these school days ahead of us, that they feel celebrated for who they are. I pray that they feel blessed to go and grow. I pray they feel the swelling pride I have for them. Because they are beautiful creatures.
And if I feel this way about my little babies (who are clearly not so little) then it stirs my soul to think about how God feels about me.
I have NO idea what’s ahead for me personally and I’m working on being satisfied with that mystery as I enter this new stage of life where my children are at school and I’m….what am I? I’m working on not “proving” myself as a woman to the world because I do not have to do that! I am both enough and not too much to Jesus. My life feels so connected to their lives. That quote about how having children is like having your heart walk around outside your body, that’s so true. I have three pieces of my heart hanging out in this world!
My future is so entwined with theirs that I am feeling all sorts of sweeping emotions and I am daring to dream about what this looks like for me.
These are exciting times and it is with joy that I send them out and accomplish my list of things to do today.