Our kids won’t always…


One of my daughters is my snuggler. She always wants me to tuck her in. Always.
Until this morning.
When she woke up at the crack of dawn, I told her I’d tuck her back in, but she said those words. Those words I didn’t think would bother me.
“Mommy, I’m fine. I don’t need you to.”
My heart dropped and it hit me that my daughter’s growing up, becoming independent.
It’s a wonderful thing, but it also tugs at my heart.
While so many nights I can be frustrated walking upstairs “extra” times to tuck my daughter in, I find myself hoping she’ll ask. That she won’t tell me she doesn’t need me.
Just a little bit longer.
I won’t pressure her or make her feel guilty if she doesn’t. I’ll give her space when she’s ready. And I know it’s a healthy, good thing.
But I sure hope it’s not for a little longer.
Later this morning when my daughter asked “Mommy, will you play Legos with me?”, I jumped at the chance.
When my daughter gets older, she’ll need me in other ways. But now, while she’s still younger and calling out for me, I want to be there. With her.
I get to be there with her. In the small and big moments.
And it is joy to my soul.
“Teach us to number our days that we might gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

1 thought on “Our kids won’t always…”

  1. I love what you shared in this article. They do grow up fast and we must hold on to every moment. Cherishing the time together.

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