Wednesday, March 31, 2010

They Grow Up Too Fast!!!

I can't believe my Megan will be 8 in May!  Around the time she turned 1, I remember reading that children become who they are before they are 5 years old, so parents have until their kids are 5 to 'raise them up in the way they should go.'  When Megan turned 5, I panicked!  In my mind, I had surely messed her up for life!  Thankfully, she is a beautiful, well-behaved young lady with a kind heart and a love for God that amazes me.  I love to find her giggling as she reads her Bible because "I'm just so happy when I read the Bible, Mama!" 

I don't think we lose our chance to shape our children's character after they turn 5, but it does seem like we lose a precious time in their lives.  That time when they want nothing more than to be with you.  I hope I'm not the only Mom out there who feels like I've wasted precious moments with my kids in my busy-ness.  As I look at this picture of my sweet baby, I can only wish for more moments cuddling her, putting together puzzles, reading stories, and doing crafts.  But then I look at my beautiful 'almost' 8 year old daughter, and I know that I have a lifetime of wonderful memories to look forward to. 

2 comments:

Kelly said...

There are days that I look at JoJo and see baby-ness and then later even the same day he looks so grown up. How does it change like that?

I'm sure that we have more than 5 years to shape them-keep up the good work!

lou said...

aw...such a sweet post. my baby girl will be 1 next week and i can't believe it's already been a year. i find myself daydreaming about the kind of girl she'll be one day. so fun having a daughter! happy birthday to megan :)

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