April 26, 2017

It’s a Season

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There is a time for everything,
and a season for every activity under the heavens.  Ecclesiastes 3:1

 

My oldest son stands tall as he walks up to me in the kitchen, eagerly displaying his ever-growing stature.  Just two more inches and he’ll be taller than me.

It seems like just yesterday when my world was turned upside down, the day he was born, the day I knew I would never be the same.  Love, a totally new kind, had hit me, knocking me completely off my feet, and sweeping me away into a new land.  A land I’d only dreamed about til then.  I had wanted to become a mother so badly, and knew I would love my baby, but I had no idea that my heart could feel as if it were going to break because it was so full of love for this amazing new creation.

Captivated.  So in awe.  I spent hours staring at every detail of my new baby.

The tiny fingers, and the way they could all wrap around just one of mine.

Those toes.  They were edible, weren’t they?

The sound of his breath, and the way it felt against my cheek.  Heaven on earth.

Bliss.

It’s so hard to believe that he is almost a man.  That he’s talking about career, and owning his own business, and no longer about karate or Imaginext.

No longer do I find him tying shoelaces to GI Joes and hanging them from doorknobs or over bunkbeds.  No longer does he dress up in undershirts, Batman undies, a pirate patch over one eye, with a belt and light saber on each hip.

That season is passed.

There are so many seasons in life.  For all people, in all stages of life.

And if you’re a mother, you already know how quickly those seasons change.

Struggling with lack of sleep? It’s a short phase.

Sick of diapers? It won’t last forever.

Tired of cleaning up the same old messes? You’ll look back on this time someday as blessed.

Whatever phase of life that you’re in right now as a mother, remember to enjoy it, moms.

It’s a season.


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Comments

  1. Our children are a gift. Thank you for this reminder that they grow up so fast. I need to slow down and enjoy them now.

  2. Yes, I try to remind myself and dh of that often. It’s only a season. My oldest has his first car and started his first “real” job last week. We’re planning for SATs and college… I can still remember his other “firsts” clearly…walking, his 1st birthday, learning to ride a bike… Snapshots of moments, seasons, that come and go so quickly.

  3. Amen, well said. You always miss whatever’s not there. I remember not being able to wait until my daughter got more independent and now I miss those tiny newborn needs.

  4. Love this ~ beautifully stated ~ thanks for the reminder!!

  5. What a beautiful post. Thank you for this. 🙂

  6. Oh how this tired, sleep deprived, TRYING to wean (breastfeeding) Mom… needed to read this this morning! Thank you!

    AND… I totally got a chuckle when I read that your son ties his GI Joes to strings/shoe laces and puts his light sabor in his unders – my oldest does the same thing!! 🙂

  7. Great reminder! Thanks for the post! Visiting from http://www.aheartforthehome.com

    Blessings!

  8. Beautiful. Thank you so much for this reminder!

    I’m in the season of cheerios everywhere, diaper changes, and nap times and am doing my best to cherish each moment… though some days are more difficult than others 🙂 I keep reminding myself that God has blessed me with this time with my son and he is going to grow up way too fast!

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