My children are growing up so quickly. Today is my baby’s nine month birthday! Can it really be nine months ago that I had him? The calendar says yes, but my mind can’t truly comprehend it. My oldest is blossoming into young-womanhood, my son is getting stronger and taller with each passing day, my five year old is almost six now and reading, reading, reading! And, my little Laci is changing, too. Her hair is getting thicker and curlier by the day, and her face is changing from the toddler look, to the little girl look.
Yesterday, I noticed that her hair is long enough for her to pull it down and twirl it with her left hand. I also noticed that she had gotten syrup in it from breakfast! We washed that out and then, after it dried, we decided we could put it up in a pony-tail…well, it would be more like a “pig-tail”, to keep it out of her way as she goes about wreaking joy and havoc. 😉 We couldn’t find any scrunchies, so I improvised with a jaw clip. I couldn’t believe it stayed in her hair! She looked all dressed up.
And sooo grown up. *sniff sniff*
Ever since the day I had my first sweet baby, older women have said to me, “Treasure these days with your little ones. They go by so quickly.” As a new, nervous and sleep-deprived mother, the days seemed to drag. It didn’t take me long, though, to see that they were exactly right.
So, I’m taking their advice. I treasure each busy, crazy, loud, wild, messy and happy moment with my five precious rewards. Why God would trust me to raise children, I’ll never understand, but I’m so glad He did.