from Chicka-Chicka-Boom-Boom Just yesterday, my boys were sitting on my lap reading chicka-chicka-boomboom and now today a box arrived with graduation announcements for my oldest. How did that happen? When did that happen? Blink. The parenting adventure has been the most exciting, exhausting, exhillerating and emotional journey I have ever been on in my life. From the moment, the stick had a plus sign on it until today has gone by in what seems to be the blink of an eye. Yes, I know, there are moms right now in the boundless bottles of life with babies, the temper tantrums of toddlerhood, or the excitement of elementary school and you are reading this with a face that says I just want to go to the bathroom by myself. I am coming to you in the midst of your world begging you to savor every day as the gift that it is.
By: Melissa M Blink. Oh do I remember well those older moms that would come up to me at the grocery store when my boys were little and say “enjoy it, they grow quickly” and I would look at them with a face of exhaustion and say “um, thanks” and nod my head. What do you say when older moms do that? In the midst of your world, you just want to be able to take a shower, and maybe...just maybe, fix your hair today. Fast forward to life in my world right now—my oldest boy is graduating in less than two months and my youngest boy just got his license. They are getting ready to leave the nest in the next few years and the clock is ticking for this mama to teach her boys a few more things before they leave.
Praise and Coffee | Spring 2012