The past week has been a whirlwind with recital, parties, and another school year coming to end.
My emotions are mixed…happy, relieved, and sad. Sad because I now have a fourth grader…a fourth grader. A tween.
How can that be? She was just born yesterday.
I want my chubby little baby back in my arms…crawling on the floor. I want her in fluffy bloomers and giant bows. I want to see her watching Beauty and Beast in her Belle costume that she wore day in and day out. I want to hear her sing “Somewhere Over the Rainbow” to her preschool class. I want to put her hair is pigtails and curl the red ringlets around my fingertips.
I am not one of the those moms who loves the school year…rushing the kids out the door.
I want my babies near me all the time…and I mean all.the.time.
I love summer…no schedule. No rules. No tests.
Just spending time with my babies…and nothing else.
But watching her this weekend made my heart dance with joy…for her. She is changing into a beautiful, intelligent, passionate young lady.
And what a beautiful gift she is to me.
Happy Summer everyone!
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the LORD, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11