Thursday, August 31, 2006

Milestones…

I swear, if I have to experience one more “childhood milestone” this week, I am going to have a nervous breakdown.

Isabella turned 5.
Isabella lost her first tooth.
Isabella rode a school bus for the first time today and had her orientation at school.
Stephen crawled out of his crib for the first time today (more like a thump than a crawl)
Stephen said his first sentence “I like that”
Isabella is going to Kindergarten on Wednesday.

No big deal, right? Okay, I am about one step from being a puddle on the ground. That’s right! If you look for me on Wednesday I will be in a corner crying.

Okay, so I exaggerate slightly but seriously, so many changes are happening right now. My little ones are growing up and it is so hard to realize that I am not always going to be the center of it! How pathetic do I sound?

My consolation is that when they are not with me I know God is watching over them and that their Guardian Angels are working overtime.

God has blessed Marc and me with two amazing children and up until now we have been the major part of their lives, especially with Isabella. But now that she is going to “big girl school” she will have teachers, bus drivers and many children to interact with on a daily basis. With Stephen, he is no longer “portable”. He goes where he wants WHEN he wants. His afternoon nap is now a fading memory.

I am grateful they are growing up because that is God’s plan for all children. We are to prepare them for the world and as much as we want to shelter them, they must experience the joys and sorrows of growing up whether we like it or not. We can pick them up and hug them after a fall from the crib. We can share in their excitement as they show us what the Tooth Fairy left them.

It is a roller coaster ride that I never understood until I became a parent.
I am so grateful…and so exhausted! :)

2 comments:

Carol said...

I wish I could say that this isn't going to last long...but it will. Just what you wanted to hear, right? These milestones just get greater, like graduations, college orientation, marriage, first grandchild, and then it is all over again. The happiness (and exhaustion) just continues.

Susan said...

Lynnie Lew....you are a birthday girl this week!!! :) Happy happy day my friend! I have this blog put in my favorites now and will check back soon. Hey, get on My Space and be my "friend". There are lots of neat Catholics on there! Check out www.myspace.com/susiedance4life
Love you!!