To My Boys

 

Each time I look at you, I can’t believe how quickly the time has passed. The hours that crawled by so slowly during those early morning hours when you were babies have now sped up like a roller coaster going downhill. I regret those early days when I wanted you to mature so you could be a bit more independent.

How did you go from toddling to playing chess? How did you go from a sweet baby on my hips to one who tells stories to anyone who wants to listen? How did we go from me reading you board books to you reading to me?

These days are busy and I miss out on so much. I’m afraid that too often you hear, “In a minute, I’m busy with something.” “As soon as I finish this I can help you.” “Just let me finish folding the laundry.”

I don’t want to finish folding laundry and find that you’ve become adolescents.

Today, let’s seize the moments together before they slip away.

I want to join you in new experiences, seeing the excitement and wonder in your face. Let’s explore the world and God’s creation together.

I want to taste the sweetness of each new day with you, squeezing each and every moment out of it that I can.


Let’s jump into life together and feel the exhilarating splash of a life lived fully.

Go ahead. You lead, I’m right behind you.

Love, Mommy

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18 Comments on To My Boys

  1. Lisa
    May 18, 2012 at 6:33 am (3 years ago)

    So so true. Love this.

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 19, 2012 at 8:41 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks!

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  2. Theresa
    May 18, 2012 at 6:51 am (3 years ago)

    I have been feeling the same way about my kids. I love how you put it that the hours that went so slow in those early morning hours are now speeding downhill…so true!

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 19, 2012 at 8:41 am (3 years ago)

      Time has been passing quickly, too quickly. I want to enjoy these moments while I still have them. Thanks for stopping by!

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  3. Kari
    May 18, 2012 at 9:33 am (3 years ago)

    I hear my kids playing in the next room as I read this and I am not going to read another post… I am going to go and play. Thank you yet again for your grace filled reminders of what is truly important!

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 19, 2012 at 8:42 am (3 years ago)

      You are sweet! Enjoy your sweet children:)

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  4. MEBS
    May 18, 2012 at 5:46 pm (3 years ago)

    too true… was just thinking similar thoughts…

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 19, 2012 at 8:43 am (3 years ago)

      I guess we’re all in the same place, kids growing fast. Praying I can live more in the present and just enjoy this time. Blessings, friend!

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  5. Nikki
    May 19, 2012 at 12:29 am (3 years ago)

    love. I have nothing to add. You’ve said it all <3

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 19, 2012 at 8:44 am (3 years ago)

      Thanks, Nikki! Blessings to you!

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  6. jen
    May 20, 2012 at 1:06 am (3 years ago)

    Oh how quickly it does pass. A toddler to playing chess. And isn’t it the truth. We fold the laundry….turn around….and already they are in their teens. Love seeing you enjoying these mommy moments. Such a gift. Blessings ~ jen

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 20, 2012 at 4:06 pm (3 years ago)

      Thanks for stopping by. Yes, time seems to be speeding up even more so lately. It makes me sad but I can’t stay in the past, I need to enjoy what I have right now. Blessings!

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  7. Carrie
    May 20, 2012 at 10:50 am (3 years ago)

    What a sweet love letter to your boys! Yes, I feel it too. Wish I could freeze time so the kids would stay exactly are they are, for a precious few more months! How true that we must learn to drop everything and soak in the moments! Blessings!

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    • toshowthemjesus
      May 20, 2012 at 4:05 pm (3 years ago)

      Oh, if I only could freeze time! Thanks for stopping by!

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  8. Debra
    May 20, 2012 at 4:56 pm (3 years ago)

    So beautiful, and so opposite of Cats in the Cradle.

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  9. Beth
    May 20, 2012 at 7:56 pm (3 years ago)

    So glad that you’re cherishing these moments and realizing just how fast they pass. Unfortunately, it only seems to speed up faster and faster as they grow into their teens and beyond. So hang on to your hat, sweet mommy! Your on the ride of your life! :)

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  10. Judy Fox
    May 23, 2012 at 4:16 pm (3 years ago)

    Wow…I know that was to your boys…but brought tears to my eyes. They do teach us do much, don’t they?

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  11. Laurel
    May 24, 2012 at 7:33 pm (3 years ago)

    I agree with Beth…don’t blink! the time goes fast…enjoy the moments & keep seeing the big picture with them. It is a joy!! Before you know it, it will be grand babies…oh, now that brings another layer to the joy!!

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