One of the reasons I love to blog is so that I can share a piece of my heart with the world I live in and a big part of my world is attached to 5 human beings (my sons). Therefore I tend to write about them a lot. 🙂
If you have read any of my blog posts in the last few months, you would know that I have twin boys who will be graduating this year. This is my second time around with having a senior and it feels exactly the same… bittersweet. The time is going by way too fast and I have found myself becoming sentimental about simple things. For Example: One of my boys laid his head on my lap while we were watching a show a few weeks ago and I had tears streaming down my face. Every time either one of them ask me to ride along with them or to hang out, my answer is undoubtedly YES. My moments are slipping away and I want to love on them just a little bit more before they spread their wings.
I can still remember the last time I rocked David to sleep in church. He was 9 years old and I knew that night was the last time that he would willingly fall asleep in my arms and I was right.
But I am also entering a time in my life where I am beginning to see some fruit after years of investing and I have to say, this feels pretty good. I remember before becoming a parent of teenagers hearing other mothers talk about how hard the teen years were going to be. I remember the fear I faced while wondering if I would ever make it raising teenage sons. I decided way back then that I was going to choose to embrace the teen years and believe that they were going to be just as wonderful as life already had been for me as a mom, and let me tell you something… They’ve been better than I could have imagined.
Not because my boys were perfect, but because we all chose to love when the temptation to stay mad was an option.
Hey mama’s – you can choose to love your kids well even when they let you down. In fact you are called to.
If I had chose fear instead of faith knowing the things that were stacked against my boys leading into their teen years, I would be writing a different blog today. I praise God that’s not our story.
This week the boys were given the opportunity to go with a group of students to the Georgia Dome for the Passion 2017 Conference and they sent me this picture late last night. <3 Here they are gone for the week and I can’t get my mind off of them. I know that the Lord is going to be speaking to them and I just can’t wait to hear about their experience because I want to be part of their world for as long as I can.
I hope this blog post makes you want to love on your kids even more than you already do.