I’m not really an emotional person but, these last few weeks have been kind of rough for me. After today my first-born is headed to high school and I’m a nervous wreck. Last night he came to me and said, “Mom, after tomorrow I won’t be your little boy anymore.” I instantly got choked up and a movie reel of the past thirteen years started playing in my mind.
My 7 lb, 1 oz baby boy, who came out of the womb eyes wide open, isn’t a baby anymore. I’ve watched my son grow into a super smart, God-fearing, funny (he has a very dry sense of humor), laid-back young man. I know this is just the tip of the iceberg for us and Lord knows I’m not ready for these new changes, but I realize everything has its season. Seasons change and children grow older and no matter how much I want to pout and resist, time will keep moving. Whether I’m ready for it too or not.
To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven: Ecclesiastes 3:1
So today, as we usher in this new milestone in our lives, one of high schooler and the mom who doesn’t want her son to grow up. I will glory in the fact that God has entrusted in me the job of continuing to shape and mold this young man into an even greater man of God, and not in the fact that my baby is growing up.
Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it. Proverbs 22:6
As I stared back into my son’s big brown eyes, I whispered, “No son, no matter what, you will always be my little boy.” And I meant it, no matter how things change that simple fact will always remain the same.
P.S. Y’all pray for me, because I’m pouting as I’m typing this. 😊
For more encouragement on Christian Parenting read my post, Leading By Example