Tuesday, June 11, 2013
I am apparently more attached to my kids being little than I thought. Just this past year my oldest turned 20. My second born turned 18. My third turned 14 and is in summer school to do a retest on the CRCT to go to 9th grade. My youngest just turned 13 and is headed to the 8th grade. They have all had so many changes that it saddens me yet also makes me happy.
I know that children are a blessing from God. He allows us to raise them and guide them as best we can before they journey on. However, letting go and letting them be the individuals they are is very hard. I want to always protect them but I know that they need to learn on their own.
I have noticed that a lot of what I have tried to instill in them has stuck. Many times I have heard or watched them do the right thing, especially when it comes to younger children around them. They were making sure the little ones were eating dinner before they ate dessert.
All of my children, even some that aren't mine, make sure to keep an eye on food portions. They all get out and play more and just seem to be happier with these changes. We have a pool, waiting on the rain to quit enough so we can get in it. They all seem to be more into keeping up good hygiene without me telling them.
I am so proud of all of them. It saddens me though because they are getting old enough to not need me so much. Yes, I know they will always need me but now it will be on a different level.
Ok, enough rambling. I love my children and am so proud of all of them.