turn into these kids?
Yesterday afternoon my husband and I sat on our front porch (for the first time in the two years since we purchased our home) and watched our rapidly-approaching-5-year-olds play.
We are generally out there in the mix of whatever they are playing or taking advantage of their playtime to get projects completed around the house. To sit back and watch them was an eye opening perspective. There is scarcely a glimpse of our needy toddlers. They have been replaced by rough and tumble, giggling, playful, happy kids. One quarter of the time we get with them at home is now under our belt. It seems impossible to believe. I just want to MAKE THE AGING STOP.
This age is awesome! They are independent enough, but still need a Mommy to kiss boo boos. They are figuring out how the world works, but through a worldview that is still beautifully pure and innocent. They haven't yet been heartbroken--or broken anyone else's heart. They love each other deeply and haven't learned how to use words to hurt one another yet. Mommy & Daddy are still the ultimate source of any information they need.
Life is beautiful. But we cannot stay here forever. Lord, give me eyes to see the beauty, joy and purpose in whatever is to come!