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.