Our oldest child Noah turned 10 this week.
It doesn’t bother me that he has hit “double digits” —in his words.
It bothers me that ….it’s just going sooooooooo fast.
I know every mother says it…..but it just goes faster and faster and the days turn into entire school years having flown by ….
and his diaper days are barely a memory anymore.
The leap from building blocks to Ipods just happened as I blinked.
And I hope I am not missing it.
As I pondered my first born child this week…..
I think of crazy things like how soon the next 8 years will fly by.
Yes….he is 8 years away from leaving home (scholarship of course).
He is 6 years away from driving.
Which in our house also means 6 years away from being able to take a girl on a date (insert me giving some girl the stink eye here).
He is 4 inches away from passing me up in height (which isn’t saying much).
And he is 6 teeth away from loosing all of his baby teeth.
He is 2 sizes away from wearing my shoes (not that he would).
He is 1.5 years away from middle school.
Which also means 5.5 years away from high school.
He is 2 years from getting a cell phone in our home (we got suckered in to committing to an age).
And he is a math problem away from being smarter than I am! (have kids gotten smarter or have I gotten dumber???)
Noah is loving every minute of this “getting older thing…..”
but I want it to slooooooooooooooow down.
I want to press pause.
Maybe even press rewind.
Certainly press repeat. I could have done some things differently. Better.
I pray my husband and I are engaged enough….
committed enough to do all we can….
all he needs for us to do….in these next few years.
I hope we pray for him enough.
Teach him enough.
Model for him enough.
Encourage him enough.
Support him enough.
Love on him enough.
Before the world gets it’s hands on him …… I want to do alllllllllll we can.
Noah honey, I love you. Even though your momma cringes at the speed with which you are growing and maturing and BLOSSOMING…..I am so proud of the young man you are growing into. Your momma is your biggest fan.
Happy birthday son.