There is this season, this change all “good mothers” must endure, the season of change.
Our children, God’s little angels set to His heartbeat, that He sends down for us to nurture and grow until these “little angels” find their own little corners of their world, are taking flight everyday.

Our job is to love, cuddle, chase, secure, fix the boo-boos and endure countless days of Jeckle and Hydes with the “I love you’s and the I hate you’s” as they come into their own. Hormones and stress levels erupting as they turn from “littles” to “bigs”, in what seemed like a millisecond in time. 

Letting go and letting God are the two hardest phrases to repeat daily as our children grow. Everyday they walk out the door, they walk into different worlds that mold their little minds, and change them as they grow. Keeping Jesus in the mix of it all, and raising them to know with God in their hearts they are never alone, is the greatest accomplishment we as parents can master. 

The little rehearsals in life, the moments when they fly briefly on their own and dance to their own beat are enchanting to watch. Slowly, and swiftly they eventually fly, and as they take flight finding their way in the world. God has this unique way of giving us grace as we see our hardiwork evolve. 

Our littles become big and as they do, our world becomes more beautiful as the personalities grow into fine young women and men.

If we allow God to be the focal point of our children’s life, they grow and will eventually nurture children of their own, and the seeds we planted blossom into a beautiful garden.

Train up a child in the way he should go. Even when he is old he will not depart from it. 

Proverbs 22:6 NAS

Sandie Heckman

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