Friday, January 7, 2011

Savoring the {little} times!

As I sit here, writing this, my little guy is sitting on the floor playing with every toy train and Hot Wheel car he possibly owns. They are scattered all over, surrounding him and he is loving every second of it. He is being little. Doing what little kids do. {and I want to keep him in this moment forever!}

I want to keep him little; surrounded by my husband and I and his older sister. I want to protect him and shield him from the world, never to face any danger or harm. I don't want any influence of this negative world to ever reach his eyes or ears. Everything he sees and hears and learns, I want to come from me.

I want to put him in a bubble never to pop it open!

I can't do that though, can I? There is going to come a day where he and my daughter, are going to have to venture into this world and make wise choices and decisions on their own and I need to equip them with the right decision making tools. I need to teach them Jesus' way and not the world's way. I need to pray! {oh how we as parents need to constantly pray over our children.} I need to pray for them as well as myself to have faith in the One who blessed me with them in the first place. They belonged to Him, first, and I need to trust that He will take care of them when they are out of my care for short periods of time.

And I do, I just want them little, forever. I want them to always want to curl up on my lap with blankies in tow and watch a movie or read a book. I want them to get excited about baking cookies with me and the simpleness in spending an afternoon coloring together brings.

This parenting stuff is hard; emotionally and physically! But, since I know my little time with them is so precious and so few, I am going to embrace every moment teaching them His way while laughing, playing, and loving!

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Thank you Father for my children. I can't thank you enough! When I sit and truly think about how blessed I am through them, my heart swells and overflows with so much love and gratitude. I'm not sure what I ever did to receive two precious gifts, but I am forever thankful, to you, dear Jesus!
In Jesus' name, Amen!

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Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~ Matthew 19:14

1 comment:

  1. So very well said Amy!! :) I want to do the same with my boys,but I know I can't and my time with them will fly!

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Friday, January 7, 2011

Savoring the {little} times!

As I sit here, writing this, my little guy is sitting on the floor playing with every toy train and Hot Wheel car he possibly owns. They are scattered all over, surrounding him and he is loving every second of it. He is being little. Doing what little kids do. {and I want to keep him in this moment forever!}

I want to keep him little; surrounded by my husband and I and his older sister. I want to protect him and shield him from the world, never to face any danger or harm. I don't want any influence of this negative world to ever reach his eyes or ears. Everything he sees and hears and learns, I want to come from me.

I want to put him in a bubble never to pop it open!

I can't do that though, can I? There is going to come a day where he and my daughter, are going to have to venture into this world and make wise choices and decisions on their own and I need to equip them with the right decision making tools. I need to teach them Jesus' way and not the world's way. I need to pray! {oh how we as parents need to constantly pray over our children.} I need to pray for them as well as myself to have faith in the One who blessed me with them in the first place. They belonged to Him, first, and I need to trust that He will take care of them when they are out of my care for short periods of time.

And I do, I just want them little, forever. I want them to always want to curl up on my lap with blankies in tow and watch a movie or read a book. I want them to get excited about baking cookies with me and the simpleness in spending an afternoon coloring together brings.

This parenting stuff is hard; emotionally and physically! But, since I know my little time with them is so precious and so few, I am going to embrace every moment teaching them His way while laughing, playing, and loving!

Photobucket

Thank you Father for my children. I can't thank you enough! When I sit and truly think about how blessed I am through them, my heart swells and overflows with so much love and gratitude. I'm not sure what I ever did to receive two precious gifts, but I am forever thankful, to you, dear Jesus!
In Jesus' name, Amen!

******************************************************************
Don't forget...today is the last day to sign up for prize eligibility in the Jane Austen 2011 Challenge. If you want to join in and read/watch some Jane with us this year, then hop on over and sign up!


Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these." ~ Matthew 19:14

1 comment:

  1. So very well said Amy!! :) I want to do the same with my boys,but I know I can't and my time with them will fly!

    ReplyDelete

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