Whew, It’s Hot! — 11 Comments

  1. I hopped over from MOB and wanted to say I LOVE this post! I have four sons, but they’re quite a bit ahead of yours, but what you’re feeling is universal to all moms. Just this week I wrote about Letting Go and Holding On! Hope you’ll come by sometime.

    • That’s the rub, isn’t it?! We want them to grow up to be self-sufficient, Godly, leaders–but we don’t want them to grow up and not need us anymore! 🙂

  2. oh sweetie – I admit it. I’m laughing. With you, not at you. {I promise!!}

    Love the post – so true about one moment they are barely able to walk and the next they are vaulting over a hurdle.

    They will always need their momma 🙂

    • As parents we’re always trying to help them grow up, but man, if they only knew how much we wish they’d stay little!!

  3. That’s funny – the way Ruby is holding her two fingers out in that first picture – you do that too!

  4. Stop! You’re making me weepy!! 🙁 I’m in complete denial that my kids are growing up. This summer in particular they all seem to have matured so much. It’s a good thing in many ways because they are more responsible too — lately they actually get up right away and move when I ask them to clean up!

    I also went through a closet of outgrown clothes and am having quite a difficult time letting some things go because really…they MUST still fit into some of these, right?

    But, I’m pretending at the moment that school DOES NOT start in less than a month and it truly is an endless summer.


    • Too true–some of it is beautiful and wonderful, but some if it’s so hard! I can’t believe my girl has moved on from tablet paper to “real” scissors and binders and loose leaf this year! She’s excited, but I’m not ready!

  5. I love your pictures! What a wonderful blessing you have. It’s funny how we mom’s make a BIG deal out of the smallest things! LOL! I think we have many good cries before our kids are grown and on their own. My last one was at High School Graduation in 2010 and she wasn’t even going off to college. She is going locally! I don’t cry too much anymore! I’m pretty sure the Lord knew what he was doing. By the time she leaves I am going to be ready to celebrate! LOL! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!

    • Oh, I can’t even think about it! 🙂 Committing them to the Lord is the only thing that eases my mind sometimes. And even letting them go to HIM can be hard! LOL!