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Friday, August 31, 2012

This Forever Change



From the moment we push our little ones into the world…
They are pushing to grow…
Pushing to change…
these incremental transformations…
from sleeping in our arms…to sitting alone…crawling…walking…
all these changes taking them on their own journey toward independence…
they learn to ride bikes…
and before you know it they are driving way in a car.
 And it seems like with a blink of an eye…the car is packed…
they are college bound...
and this change…this pulling away…
forever changes the topography of the family…
a cataclysmic change …a permanent shift.
We as moms we give our lives for this moment…
we pour our heart…our prayers…our time…into their lives...
so one day they will be ready to fly…
to make that metamorphosis from a child into an adult.
Even though stand and cheer them on with joy…
our heart aches as we feel this forever change.


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11 comments:

  1. the forever change. love this language....

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    1. thank you kendal...have a great weekend~

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  2. Ro, this is such a beautiful post--first because of its truths and deep, mother-felt sentiments, but also because you wrote it so well. I know it flowed from your mother's heart, but it is exquisitely crafted, as well. Funny to read this today, because my daughter just turned twenty a couple of days ago, and finally she is driving! (She just had no desire to earlier). But also, I personally find your thoughtful post so timely, because just yesterday I dug out a piece I had written about Sheridan, when she and I raised a monarch butterfly together, from the caterpillar stage. I saw it as a metaphor for her fleeting youth, and realized even then, that God would soon give her wings to fly. I'm hoping to publish this in a magazine, but I'll email you a copy. The timing was just so serendipitous! Thank you again for your lovely, meaningful sharing.

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    1. Lynn...your words are so kind...especially from a gifted writer as yourself...I would love to read what you wrote...I will look forward to getting it. So nice to see you here...have a wonderful weekend~

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  3. Your mother heart flows so freely...what a beautiful 5 minute write, friend!

    I was joking yesterday that one day I'm crying because I'm so proud of how they're growing up and the next I'm crying because they're growing up. My hubby can't keep up ;) You say it well...our hearts ache. Just like His. I can only imagine how His heart aches for us....

    Hugs to you -- enjoy your weekend!

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    1. Nikki...that is the very heart of a mother through all the stages...right until they leave... I am watching my daughter start this heart torn journey now...enjoying and grieving each stage of growth. hugs back to you...and have a great weekend~

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  4. Change is often so difficult Ro, but it is also inevitable. This was beautiful.

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  5. oh the beauty and ache in your words as this change in your family topography...praying for you, friend...for God's comfort to wrap you tight ...hugs to you :)

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