Then Samuel took a stone and set it up between Misphah and Shen. He named it Ebenezar, saying , "Thus far the Lord has helped us." 1 Samuel 7:12

Sunday, October 12, 2008

A Glimpse of Days to Come

I'm afraid the past 3 days have been a taste of what is to come.
I've spent the better part of the last 3 days without children around.
Yes we had an extra sleep over last night, but when I came home from dropping the kidos off at Sunday School I looked at my shoe rack and saw this:

Empty of shoes, but aren't the kittens cute!
When the boys were little they were always with me. We ate, cleaned up, ran errands, went to the library, you name it we were together.
Then they grew up - a little.
Still with me the majority of the time, they began to sleep over at friends, go on day trips with others; but still they needed me for eating and cleaning and daily activities.
Now, ankle deep in the teen years and I find them gone more and while at home in less of a need for me. They eat and cook and clean-up by themselves. They wake and get dressed and even find their own ride home from outside activities- all by themselves.
So when for the 3 morning in a row I opened myfront door to quiet, it hit me- one day it will be this way every day.
It makes my heart sad and rejoice all at once.

I hope your Sunday is peaceful and relaxing.


coldbayprincess said...

oh sweetness!!

Amanda said...

Oh this makes me so sad. Want 2 boys and a dog for the day?

allison said...

I have a sweet three year old who will keep you on your toes. I told him yesterday that his brother was swinging outside in the trees with the monkeys, and he said, "I want to go." I will miss these days when they are gone!

Simply Dani said...

I must say those kittens are pretty cute - and I don't even like cats. Did you have a litter?

Superhero Mom said...

Again, glad that my boys are still small! (will I ever say that they are not small?) I others who have commented before me...if in need, I have 3 boys who love Ms. Michelle and Mr. Shell too. I love you my sweet friend!


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