Wednesday, August 25, 2010

I never gave my permission for that

We've had a few milestones lately, and Mommy is having some issues with the passage of time. I have not given my permission for my babies to grow up. Now I do realize that I cannot in fact stop time, but can I at least have a warning before a new milestone occurs so I can pause, take a deep breath, and brace myself?

Maezie turned three on August 14. I never gave my permission for that.

Graeson lost his first tooth while we were camping. I never gave my permission for that.

Kaela is no longer in the children's clothes section, she's now in Juniors. I never gave my permission for that.

School shopping this year included Maezie. I never gave my permission for that.

A lunch box will go with Graeson to school this year. I never gave my permission for that.

The accessories store in the mall beckons Kaela to yearn for earrings and best-friend necklaces and mood rings. I never gave my permission for that.


I ask the kids on a regular basis:
Can you stay (two/five/eight) years old forever? No Mommy, that's silly!
Can you stop eating so you'll stop growing? We'll still grow!
Will you still cuddle with me when you're a teenager? Yes, but I'll be big!
Will you still be Mommy's baby? Yes Mommy, I love you.

There is a time for everything, and a season for every activity under heaven....He has made everything beautiful in its time. Ecclesiastes 3:1 & 3:11


  1. My kids are so young, yet I already notice the ways they are growing so quickly. Definitely bittersweet.

  2. I am such a mommy! I have tears rolling down my cheeks reading this...they do grow so fast and I can't beleive mine are 4 and 2. So reading your milestones is just,yet, another reflection that time will not stand still at my house either. Thanks for the Ecc. verse :) Darcy
    (since I can't visit with you at GNO then I will read your blog)