Our kids won’t always…

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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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