Thankful for my kids desires to grow

I’ve been struggling with this one for a while….sometimes (ok a lot of times) I just want things to stay the same. I want my little kids back to the size they were when I could pick them up and run around with them. The size when I could just cuddle and snuggle with them all day and night.

I want to go back to those days…. A lot.

And yet here I am today with teenagers. One who is driving already. They’re constantly pushing for more…more stuff, more attention, more freedom.

Their constant pushing is tiring …and inevitable. And healthy. If they weren’t pushing for more and asking for more, how would I know if they were growing ? How would I know if they’re going to be able to handle themselves as adults?

It’s natural for our kids to grow, and push, and ask for more. It’s natural for this to happen on their timeline, not on mine.

So today I’m thankful for this natural growth. I’m happy to be here to witness and be part of it and help guide them with some direction.

I’m still sad that it’s happening so quickly but I’m happy to see it!

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