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Weather Vane

There is a south west wind blowing north east.  It’s briskly warm and cool to the arm. Hold your hat as it’s blowing softly and I don’t want you to miss it.

Have you ever felt a sudden shift in the direction of the family winds? No, it’s not like your Sweet Heart after a bowl of beans or riding with the windows down.  This is a feeling that life as you know it is fixing to change. Most adults with considerable age don’t care for change unless we are referring to their kids or the delight of insurance premiums going down.  We are quite accustomed to routine and regularity.

When the littles are not so little anymore and you find them quite independent life begins to look a bit different.  Some highlights that stand out like mile stone markers overshadow bad days.  I remember when my kids started eating solid food.  We just couldn’t wait for them to eat real food. Merry Christmas- now that’s all they do is raid the fridge and eat!

The fantastically fun potty training- that’s just great all around- you have less bums to wipe and you save money.  Now we have sitters when they find a good book or want to avoid a fun chore with Dad.

The fabulous first day of school…. where you cried more than they did.  The very hardest for me to leave on the first day of school was my son.  The baby.  You would have thought by #3 I’d have that routine down.  Nope, I blubbered and waited for him to need me.  He didn’t.

How about the first real confrontation with a friend. When you (MOM) wanted to throat punch them (the persons against your angel) but because you’re an adult you didn’t.

The first boyfriend break up and you splurged for the ice cream and they picked the movie for hours of laughing and crying on the couch together.

Their first job making money and treating mom for a special meal for a change.

The winds are starting to blow out of the south signaling a change in the weather. As with it comes new opportunities and new firsts.

You can’t help but be proud and brag because you’ve poured so much of your heart and soul into these little beings that God blessed you with.

Their chapters are just taking off to do bigger, greater and more important things. I’ll always be in their corner rooting for them, defending them, and pray God’s amazing blessings over their lives.

It’s not an easy job raising little humans.  It is the most rewarding – with the best returns.  Keep God at the center of all that you do. Love your loves.  Treasure the moments.

~Lena

Lo, children are an heritage of the Lord: and the fruit of the womb is his reward.  As arrows are in the hand of a mighty man; so are children of the youth.  Happy is the man that hath his quiver full of them: they shall not be ashamed, but they shall speak with the enemies in the gate.  (Psalm 127:3-5)

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  1. As a mother, all of the firsts mentioned sound so very familiar. It’s exciting when the first child goes off to Kindergarten but oh, so sad when the baby leaves you on those school steps, taking the hand of another woman, leaving you alone.

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