This weekend we celebrated the kid’s birthdays…again!
Alex – 6 months
Alexis 1 year birthday
And then they grew SO fast!
And yesterday we celebrated Alexander turning 9 and Alexis turning 7.
The evening ends with wrapping paper, plastic cups, pinata shavings, dirty dishes and toys scattered.
Mommy gulps as she reflects on the memories of her little ones who each day grow a little bigger.
Time seemed so slow during the Barney days.
Time is moving so fast she wants to hit the pause button.
Where did the days of binky’s, bottles and blankies go?
Completely gone – never to return.
She begins to clean up.
She wonders is she good enough?
Is she doing the right things for her children?
Has she given them too much, too little, enough?
It seems like life is 2 steps forward, one step back.
Signs of maturity sparkle
but then the bubble bursts and ugly messes she never saw coming spill out.
And she wonders – how will this end, will they live well?
She lays her head in the chest of her strong man and says,
“I think this is hard for a reason.
God is making sure I don’t think I can do this in my own strength.
He is keeping me humbled so I will learn to persevere in prayer
It seems I forget to pray on my knees when we take 2 steps forward.
But on days when we are one step back, I am reminded I am weak. He is strong.”
And 2 who are 1, comfort each other as together they look to the future with hope.
Hope in a great God who is faithful.
Hope that in our weaknesses, God will give us strength for the days to come.
Hope that our children will be the next generation to shine like lights in a dark world.
And hope for future generations.
2 Chronicles 16:9 “For the eyes of the Lord range through out the earth to strengthen those whose hearts are fully committed to Him.” NIV
In the midst of fevers, spit up, diapers and dishes we moms can grow weary. We can forget all the firsts and LASTS that our children are progressing through. Don’t wish this season away sweet mamas! Embrace the moments. Live in them – love them and live well!
Psalm 127:3 “Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him.”NLT
Walk with the King!