Motherhood

That Was Then, This Is Now

When I was a teenager, I begged my mom to let me run to the grocery store for her.  Now, if I hear that my neighbor is goin’ into town, I ask ’em to grab me a gallon of milk so that I can stay home. At the end of 6th grade I couldn’t wait to start shaving my legs.  These days, I’m trying to find a way to never have to shave again.  Even if pain is involved. I’m certain that I hated taking naps as a toddler.  But as a mother of busy boys, having a rest in the afternoon is like a little slice of heaven. As I type these words and wonder when my sons will stop playing in the mud and messing up my laundry room, I will one day wish that they’d come back home for a visit and mess up my laundry room. I know I will. I can feel it. Help me, Heavenly Father, not to wish away my days.

7 thoughts on “That Was Then, This Is Now”

  1. My kids have told me they will never leave home, so no worries here.

    And, why, oh WHY can’t I read Friday’s post?

  2. Thank you!!! I do not want to take any of these days for granted. Right now Toby is playing trash trucks with a friend and it really doesn’t get any better than that.

  3. if you find an affordable way to never have to shave again, please tell me. i swear i’m far too hairy for a woman.

  4. Cindy, this is amazingly true everytime I look at my 2 boys aged 4 & 28months old I just want to be with them but i work, study and also sing. I know what you say about sleep in the afternoon but let me tell you what’s worse is that when I have tos leep at night they just want to kiss me over and over and tell me how they love me.

    I love that but sometimes I lock my bedroom door to get a me time because they do drive me nuts. However I want to be with them and answer their unending questions.

    Stay blessed

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