On those days when nothing seems to be going right with my relationships with my kids..God reminds me..
Children are a Blessing from the Lord.
My Daughter came over yesterday to pick up my Grandson and she brought the new baby with her! It was such a treat because her two younger sisters that still live at home had just gotten home from sports and school..they had not seen him yet. It was fun to watch them interact.
My 12 year old ran out to the car to greet our newest member.. “Can I help bring anything in for you?” “Nah that’s ok..I’ve got it.” Her big Sis said with a smile…”Are you excited to see me?” LOL of course it was baby she wanted to see!
My 12 year old LOVES babies! But alas she was just getting over a cold and didn’t want to get too close..we didn’t even have to remind her of this. Now my 14 year old loves babies too…when they are a little older. Newborns make her nervous.
I had to laugh at my Mommy Daughter..as she pulled that baby right out of the car seat and handed him over to my 14 year old and said “here now..you get to hold him..” Her eyes grew big and she looked at us with a panic..You have to know that my Mommy Daughter would NEVER had done that with her first one..protecting them from every little germ and touch…but now she knows..babies are meant to share…LOL
Proverbs 17:6 “Children’s children are a crown to the aged, and parents are the pride of their children.”
As Auntie held little baby..her eyes just sparkled as she held him close and tenderly and she said quietly as she gazed at him “Now we have another little one to love” She was so serious and I loved how she new that babies and children are not a burden..but truly a gift..to love.
My 12 year old just hovered close by..just dying to get her hands on him..but used her self control not to scoop him up in her arms..instead…like a good Auntie..she entertained little babies older brother and made him feel special too..
And I sat and watched…waiting patiently for my turn! Soaking in my children and my children’s children..and I was so thankful..
I thought of the years between all of there ages, generations really..my one daughter almost 36..my other daughter’s 12 and 14 and now a new little baby..
It made me think of how grateful I am .. to have come where I’ve come from and how the Lord has blessed me with such a beautiful family..It makes me ask the Lord for His great Mercy so that I may live a long and prosperous (in the spiritual sense) life, so that I may one day see my 12 and 14 year old holding their own babies…passing on to the next generation..how God loves babies and loves our family..Loves us..
That’s the thing about being an older Mommy.. I pray the Lord would grant me favor to live long..
Do you ever think of these things?
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