Motherhood

Didn’t I Just Bring Him Home From The Hospital?

Today, my firstborn will walk out the doors of his elementary school and never return. He may come as a guest to watch his little brother’s plays or something like that, but his days as an elementary student are over.  Enter middle school. And can I tell you that it just frightens the daylight out of me? (There’s daylight in me?  I had no idea there was daylight in me.) (Moving on.) I have concerns about my son going to a public middle school.  There are moments when I want to pluck him right out of our public school system, put him in his room and not let him out into the world until he’s 22. But that’s not realistic. So for this year, he will go.  He will attend a new school with older kids who know more than he does and who will tell him things that I’m not ready for his little boy self to hear.  Thankfully, he communicates with me and we discuss just about everything under the sun…no matter how red my cheeks get when he asks. Because at least he asks. So, if you’ll excuse me, I have an end-of-the year party to attend followed by a “clap out” where all of the 5th grade students walk out of the school for the last time while all of the younger students and many parents line the hallways applauding them and showing them honor. But first, I must find my waterproof mascara. What?

10 thoughts on “Didn’t I Just Bring Him Home From The Hospital?”

  1. “but at least he asks” Oh, my that is something I am thankful for in my son as well.and yes- my face has gotten red at times…but it is worth it, isn’t it? Unfortunately, his older sister leaves the room whenever certain subjects arise- she is the exact opposite!
    too bad we can’t get inside their heads once in awhile to see whats going on in there! 😉

  2. Wow! Great words Cindy. That’s a real tear jerker for us mama’s. We will always want to guard their little hearts no matter how “big” they get!

  3. We’re in the same boat with Rachel. Last night was her final “performance” in elementary school, and it was great. She’s ready for the challenge, though I want her to be more involved in things like Student Council and such. I know I chose the best Mom she could ever ask for in Suzanne, and I know Noah has a great Dad in Chris. The frank discussions are just beginning, and it’s good to realize God has prepared us for just such a time as this. We love you guys!

  4. There are just some days when we ladies should skip the mascara.

    I will be thinking about you and your son today and may God bless you both

  5. I’m tearing up just reading this. I feel the same as you about plucking them out – I’ve often wondered where I could buy that bubble…..but our job as parents, our calling, is to let them be the light of the world, right?? Guide them, train them and help them (in the name of Jesus) to shine their light in those dark places. There are dark places even where our sweet children go now, not just when they become “of age…” Kids need to see the love of Jesus in 3rd grade, 6th grade, 9th grade. When you find some waterproof mascara that works AND that you can actually get off tonight before bed, let us know. :>) Have a blessed day!!!

  6. I remember the days when my older two had their “clap out” and 5th grade ceremony at elementary school. I have now survived one of them in middle school – next year, HIGH SCHOOL!! TALK ABOUT SCARY!! I’m am SO not ready. It’s comforting to know, though, that I’m not in this alone. In addition to a wonderful, involved and supporting husband, I can at any point throw up my hands and say, “God, I need your help!” How do people do it that don’t depend on God every day? I would surely lose my mind! Thanks for your words that remind us that we moms are in the same boat together, rowing along to keep our kids on the right path to God. God bless you and yours!

  7. I am a 60 year old born again, seasoned saint, and in 2008 I experienced a life and death experience through a car accident, I was placed on a respirator for two weeks and in the hospital for a month.

    I had a collasped lung, cracked ribs, and surgery with 3 pins put in my back and I thought I had a relationship with God but this is when I truly developed a personal relationship with him.

    At the beginging of 2009 I began to have a freguency of seizures with extreme memory loss on August 21,2009 that was the last time I had a seizure or memory lost I have now entered into June 2010 WHICH I’ve no longer had them.

    I can walk again without a cane, walker or crutches, In 2009 I visited a healing service and the back brace that I had to wear was removed as she laid hands on my back.

    So, to make a long story short even though I learned how to trust him he continues to take me to levels of trust so I can get higher heights and deeper depths in him.

    On the day that I read your message I was going thru strong warfare in my finances and as I ended that morning in prayer God led me to turn on my computer and BAM! there your msg was;

    A lesson from Judas and the scripture for that day was I KNOW WHAT I’M DOING I HAVE IT ALL PLANNED OUT, PLANS TO TAKE CARE OF YOU, NOT ABANDON YOU PLANS TO GIVE YOU THE FUTURE THAT YOU HOPE FOR,

    As I read it I entered into that peace that God speaks about in his word and I experience how it passeth all understanding and then I began to forward it to several peoples that I knew were having a battle in thier finances just like me and needed an encouraging word from God that he had not ABANDON THEM.

    I immediately RECEIVED a tremendous response Oh Thank you I needed that, so I want to say to you THANK – YOU I NEEDED THAT.

    No matter how strong you think that you are in the Lord you will still have to go thru a process of growth where he is teaching you how to trust him and that message for me was very;

    UPLIFTING, COMFORTING AND ENCOURAGING,

    Because that was exactly how I was feeling, afer my car accident I decided that I would not be defeated nor allow the enemy to take my independence because of my age trying to speak to my mind saying I had to give up so, I sought the lord for divine guidance,

    In December of 2009 I graduated as a Bibical Christian Counselor, and have now entered into training to be liscensed and ordained. I’m starting a new outreach training center/ministry so that I can minister to women who are victims of domestic violence.

    My heart’s desire is to be very transparent, as I minister to these women I want the anoiniting of my ministry to remove every burden and to destroy every yoke that can only come from where you’ve had that experience.of feeling Abandon.

    So words can not express what I was going through when I open my email I so needed those words right then.

    PLEASE CONTINUE TO ALLOW GOD TO USE YOU, FOR AS HE SPEAKS TO YOUR SPIRIT TO SHARE IT WITH US THEY ARE WORDS THAT ARE BEING RELEASED.

    TO ENCOURAGE AND UPLIFT ESPECIALLY RIGHT NOW IN THE TYPE OF SEASON THAT WE ARE IN, IT IS SO WELL NEEDED TO EVERYONE NO MATTER WHAT AGE THEY ARE!!

    YOURS IN CHRIST
    MOTHER WASHINGTON

  8. You know, a friend sent me your link cos she felt we spoke in the same way! She is right and that makes me feel so good cos I love the way you write and think and, and, OK, so I will stop gushing now!

    I feel you really about the children growing up thing, I remember when I was taking my son to A level school last yeat August, I too wondered ‘did I not just push this child into the world!!!. All glory to God for the lives of all our children. They are growing up so fast… I pray God to give us the grace to be able to let go of them and let God take hold of them! Truth is, we never did have a hold of them. They have always been God’s kids! Dont you think? We are just their earthly guardians!

    Thanks Cindy, I shall be coming here to visit, that’s for sure

  9. Oh BTW, No, I am not desperate for Gucci or Vera Wang or even to lose the excess 5kg I am carrying around. Oh sure, that would be nice and I would not say no if you gave them to me…lol! No, I am just plain old desperate to be like my saviour and my lord, Jesus Christ! That’s my obsesion. So please dont be scared of me. Lol!

    And also read the ‘Skinny boy and braces’ one! Hilarious. same here. Same here. except I was llittle bo peep all cuddly and my hubby was James Bond! No one could figure it out. Least of all, me!
    But God had a plan and it was GOOD!

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