Tuesday, January 29, 2008

January...is it really over already?

January 2008

I can't believe another month has nearly passed. The girls attended a princess party this month and had a ton of fun. The photos are of that and just some fun play at home. I had a "moment" yesterday. We are thinking of putting Davie in a kindergarten class this next year and to be enrolled every child must pass an entrance exam. So, yesterday I had to take Davie for that exam. As we got out of the car I reached down to hold her hand and it happened. Time stood still, just for that moment and I thought, "Where has the time gone? How can this be? Is it really time to hand her over to someone else to teach already?" My eyes filled with tears and I realized again that another of my babies is growing up. Still, I can't believe it. She took my hand and walked with such excitement to the classroom, walked inside and took her test. No worries, no "moments" for her, just excitement for the future, as it should be. I told Sarah last night that it just doesn't get any easier, no matter how many times I've done it. Letting go is always hard. Giving up complete control of all that enters into their little lives is extremely difficult. Handing our children to someone else and trusting God to be with them in the world is an act of faith. No matter what school or event we allow them to be a part of. For me as a mom I take that moment and commit in faith to the God who loves her best. I let go and see what He does. Amazed again that He has allowed this broken vessel to parent at all. What a privilege. What an honor. What a lot of work and pain and heartache. What a step of faith He calls us to as moms. Hang tough moms and remember Galations 6:9"Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up." Love you, Jackie Sue p.s. Davie passed her test with flying colors.

11 comments:

Jess said...

wow, just reading this made me cry...now how do I make sure my moement is not too soon?

Brandi said...

I can't believe she's that old! Although, I can't believe any of your other kids are either!

Thanks for the sweet encouragement and challenge to keep entrusting them to the God who loves them more than us!

Love you,
Bran

christie said...

AW, I can't believe she's ready for school already!! It makes me have a moment too!! Time just flies too fast. Thank goodness for the encouragement from God's word to keep us going! Love ya!

Anonymous said...

Amen and Amen, my dear friend...
so thankful to have you to walk the journey with :)
love,
lisa e

Cassie - Homeschooling Four said...

The first time I took Morgan to Circle for 1 day a week, I balled my eyes out. I had no idea how that would affect me. I can't imagine how it will feel when they go off to college or get married!!

Lydia said...

Jackie, Our girls ARE growing up so fast! You are such a sentimental person -- someone Anne of Green Gables and I would call a "kindred spirit"!! We'll have to call again soon so we and the kids can talk.

Love,
Lydia

Karin said...

I appreciate you being so candid and open with the "moments"! Even though my years of experiencing this are (hopefully not too) far away, you express your feelings so well that I feel as though I'm there!

Karin

Brandi said...

I'm LOVING your playlist on here! I just set up my laptop and turn it on while I get ready! Thanks!

Love ya,
Bran

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Julie said...

Jackie! I have exciting things to tell you about the "ripple effect" of your recommending There Is No Me Without You. When you get a chance, send me your email address so I can fill you in: juliagentino@yahoo.com. Talk to you soon!

melmac said...

I'm having my own moment remembering you bringing her home. I'm trying to wrap my mind around her being old enough for kindergarten!