It’s hard to believe, but I am currently in the process of addressing high school graduation announcements for my oldest son! It seems like just yesterday that he was bouncing into a classroom for the very first time, and now he’s grown. He has gone from one stepping- stone to the next in such a flash; I can hardly keep up.
I still see him as a little boy, but he’s spent the last eighteen years trying to break that mold! He’s changed so much in such a short time, and I am amazed at how God has uniquely “shaped” him. (I’m also amazed at the “senior-itus” that plagues him. Suddenly, he is getting too big for his britches!)
I have spent the last eighteen years learning how to raise a child (that I can live with!), and I’ve realized how quickly those precious years pass. It is our very nature to desire to see our children grow. Of course we want them to walk and talk (most of the time!), but I encourage you to soak it all in!
Enjoy every moment, every change, and every stage of growth because before you know it, your little fish will be graduating from the pollywog pond to the big blue sea!
“There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven.”
– Ecclesiastes 3:1 (NIV)
“Lord, I am completely amazed at the privilege of raising a child. What a huge responsibility and, yet, a great reward at the same time. I pray that I will influence my children for Your kingdom, and that they will desire to live for You all the days of their lives. I ask You to guide them as they…”