Thursday, August 11, 2011

SLOW DOWN!!!!!!!!!!

Ok, maybe it's just me, but it seems like my kids are growing up WAY too fast!  I was getting my oldest (who is 2) dressed the other day, and thought "Is it normal for a 2 year old to wear a size 4?"  I mean, I am not in any way a large person (height-wise, we won't go the other direction), and Caleb is average as far as men go, so WHY is my 2 year old an Amazon-woman?!  It made me think of the times to come.  She starts school (WHAT?!) in a year!  My baby is going to go to "the big pink school" and learn to read, color in the lines (although she does a pretty good job now), and probably a bunch of other things I haven't even started to think of.  SLOW DOWN!!!!

My son is rolling over now, starting to sit up, and trying his hardest to get into anything he sees his sister getting into. I mean, seriously, I just held him in my arms yesterday, right?  He is small for his age (still in 0-3 at almost 6 months), but he is so so sweet and the one word I think I can use with him is joyful.  He is just so happy (now, thank the Lord), and I can tell he is going to get into just as much trouble as his sister.

There is nothing that we can do to slow down time.  My dear friend Sarah (Heart Revelations) said it in one of her posts, that she wishes sometimes she had a fast-forward button.  She then went on to say that who knows what she would miss in the times she fast-forwarded.  Very true!  But some times I wish I had BOTH...a fast forward AND a slow down button (is there such a thing?).  

Although we can't have those amazing buttons that would give us what we want, we can take advantage of the times we do have with our children.  One of the verses that has really been my encouragement with the kids is Proverbs 22:6-Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.All I can do is take the time I have with these precious children, teach them right, and then trust that they will do the right thing as they grow older.  It may be faster than I want, but at least I know that I did the right thing in getting them on the right path.  

Lord, take my children's lives and mold them into what YOU want them to be. Guide me as I teach them what they need to know to live godly lives, for YOU.  Give me patience (because you know I really REALLY need it) with them, and help my love point them to Your love.


  1. Hey Stephanie,
    I had no idea you were a blogger, too! Just found this link on your FB page...very cute layout. I'll be your follower...I know how exciting that is when you're first starting out...because I'm still kind of starting out. My other blog is linked here. I know you follow the cooking blog already. Thanks a bunch! I'll enjoy keeping up with your Mommyism!

    Hannah Reeder

  2. Hey Hannah! I don't know why, but for some reason I didn't know the cooking one was yours...I probably knew when I started following, lol...its so good to hear from you!

  3. So true! My kids are growing up and becoming people of their own right before my eyes.