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"You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house." Matthew 5:14-15

"Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it." Matthew 13:45-46

Wednesday, January 23, 2008

Growing Up

Yesterday was a busy day. The morning started with homeschooling and dropping my 11th grade son off at the local university for his two college classes. I returned home to finish homeschooling with my younger son. Then it was back to the college to pick up older son.

Next I went with my husband for a doctor appointment. He had a severe infection towards the end of November that never has fully healed and has been causing him problems. The surgeon decided that it will be best to operate. So we set up the surgery, went for blood work, EKG, etc. This took up the rest of the afternoon.

We arrived home in time to pick up my mom and younger son so we could head out to see my oldest son's away swim meet. We went through the drive through on the way so we would have some food to tide us over. We arrived with about ten minutes to spare.

I saw a huge smile on my oldest son's face when he looked up into the bleachers and saw that we had arrived. I watched throughout the evening as he swam various events, talked to friends, encouraged other swimmers to do their best, etc. and it struck me how quickly he is growing up! I looked at his swimmer body and realized that it was no longer the body of a young boy, but that of a young man instead.

We arrived home shortly after 9PM. As I tucked my youngest son into bed for the evening, he wanted me to adjust the covers for him. I realized too how quickly the time is passing with him as well. He already is taller than I am, his hands are much bigger than mine and I am even starting to catch hints of his voice changing from time to time.

I realized that growing up is just part of the process. At times I want to hold onto them and somehow freeze time. But I know that I can not do that. I pray as they continue to grow and change that they always will have a deep personal relationship with Jesus Christ.

Growing up makes me think of myself as well. I pray that I too will grow up into being more and more like my Heavenly Father. Right now I am studying about being a woman of moderation. I pray that in all areas of my life God helps me to "grow up" and be more like Him.


Natalie said...

ooohh, I like you! My kiddo's are 9 almost 8 and 6 weeks. I am loving it. I already think they are growing too fast though!

Aaron said...

curious...should my family homeschool? My girls are 6 and 8.

Digging for Pearls said...

I feel it has to be a calling that God gives you.