Ever find your self thinking these statements:
- I wish [name] could just crawl – then when they do, you wish they couldn’t move so quickly.
- I wish [name] could walk – then when they can, or you wish they were slower at getting from place to place.
- I wish [name] could go to the bathroom with out my help – then when they do, it’s way more of a mess.
- I wish [name] could make their own meal – then when they can they don’t clean it up.
- I wish [name] could just go to bed by themselves – then when they do, you sneak in to kiss them goodnight after they have fallen asleep.
- I wish [name] could drive themselves – then when they can, you wonder when they’ll be home.
- I wish [name] lived on their own – then when they do, you wish they would visit more.
There’s a song about this, something about a cat and spoon….
It is one of the hardest realities to live in as a parent. Enjoying the season of your child and not wanting of the next. Enjoy the season each day. Every moment. The friction you find yourself in as a parent is there for a reason. Lesley and I stand on the reality it is to be more Christ-like. It’s to become more like Jesus. And in the mean time… as you parent you’re pointing at Jesus. Showing them how to be like Jesus, love like Jesus, trust Jesus, listen to Jesus, and follow Jesus. As Lesley put it so very, very well on the blog a few weeks ago.
Enjoy the season you’re in. If you are not [enjoying it], ask for wisdom and a perspective from God that would help you see the blessings and the beauty of it all. That perspective and pursuit is well worth your time.
What season are you in?