Where Has it Gone? You know, sitting here, listening to my kids so excited that I’m letting them swim…I wonder…where the time has gone?
I have 5 kids, 5, 8, 8, 11 and almost 14. My 4 younger ones are so lost in today. They are looking at what adventures the day will hold. They’ve already found, identified through a book a grasshopper. They have named said grasshopper. Also, they saved a cat from a tree. Next, they have spied at least 2 lizards to catch. Now, they are happily riding their bikes up and down the hill. There are no worries, no concerns, no thought of pain or hurt….just adventures.
Then, there is Bug. She is turning that corner from child to young woman. I sit and look at her, and I see that infant that I would hold so tightly, as I nursed her. She is perfectly content to read books, design things, study, learn, and her main focus is on seeking God’s truth marriage…one day. She cooked her first full meal, she has mastered the art of laundry, she knows how to CLEAN CLEAN, organize and teach other people.
Gone are the days of barbies, paper dolls and doll houses. Gone are the “silly” movies and all of that has been replaced with learning more about global warming, detailed study of creation and the true meaning of life and her purpose. She has discovered that her goal is to do nothing more than to bring God pleasure, delight, and glory. Her eyes are turning away from me and towards her future. In 4 short years, she will be 18…..where does it go?
We’ve had discussions of life, attributes she should look for in a potential mate, how awesome our God is and a current discuss (or a revisit) of out “weekend” that we had a couple of years ago. We did a program called “Passport to Purity.” Not only did it open my eyes to more truths than I realized, but it set her on the path for courting and not dating. We don’t talk about makeup, perfect hairstyles or the right clothes.
I’m going to blink my eyes, and it will be time to start a new season of my life. I’m praying that God prepares my soul.
If you need anything done, don’t hesitate to ask. Once my house gets done, I’ll be needing somewhere else to go. I must ask, that when I show up, you have chocolate. A bonus is when you have a coke. Also, you must leave the area. I’m not responsible for you not being able to find anything when I’m done.
I think I’m gonna go eat me a bowl of parmesan cheese, that sounds nice.