On my very first date with my husband I told him I didn't want children and maybe a boyfriend. Just over a year later we were married and expecting our first child. Soon after baby number 2 followed. We did our pro/con list and decided we were done. Again, God had other plans and our last bundle of joy was born.
I remember have a 3 year old wanting to read, 2 year old potty training and trying to nurse a new born all with tears streaming down my face. In those moments all I wanted was to speed up time. Now I've got one entering high school and two in jr high. These three play every sport known to man and keep me employed as their taxi driver. They are also testing the waters in what they can get away with. Now my days are rushing everywhere, decoding data papers to see who created a Facebook account without permission and longing for the days when we would all take a nap together.
As my summer is quickly coming to an end and the new school year looms ahead, all I pray is that I'm equipped to lead them to become Godly men and women who are seeking God and prepared for the real world. And everyday I just want to freeze time where I can remember every smell and memory because I know this mom thing isn't going to get easier, and I need the good thoughts to get me through the hard days.
|These are the smiles I want to memorize forever!|