Thursday, February 22, 2007
Baby growing up!
So... yes - it is true...
my Baby is growing up!
It's not like it is a shock...
of course we have seen it coming
& have loved watching her grow...
this past week has made me
stop & remember back
to those early months
of newborn bliss...
where it seemed every time
you looked at them
- they changed a little bit!? Sigh...
Don't get me wrong...
as much as I adored those days
- I would not want to go back there again...
As much as that baby laugh, silly smile,
& cuddled, wrapped, warm
sleeping baby in my arms
stirs up wonderful memories...
I also remember the 4a.m. feedings,
countless diapers, fighting naps,
& all the paraphernalia that
comes along with toddlers!
But this past week has sort of
magnified some changes lately
and some that are just ahead...
My Little One got three roses
& a box of chocolates
(Not her Daddy...
but real live BOYS?!)
I am not so sure about this?!
My girl is not Boy Crazy...
she has had a very limited number
of crushes in her short life so far.
But, to see her confidence & joy
in the mere attention and admiration
from the opposite sex
has been both fun & frightening!
She walks a little taller this week,
she seems happier & a bit more confused...
she has this glow about her...
You see, she is not so sure about this boy...
he is nice & she is considering liking him...
But - I think that she may like the fact
that someone likes her
more than she likes the one who likes her himself.
Of course - we all know & remember,
if someone is nice to us & shares their feelings,
it can make them more attractive!
So - it's been fun to watch...
& I am blessed that she still does
tell me all about her days...
including her thoughts and feelings
about this boy.
We've had the talks & knows
that not only is she not allowed,
but she herself knows that
she is too young to have a 'boyfriend'
whether that is in name only,
or it includes phone calls
& seeing each other outside of school!
However, it doesn't mean she won't
- at least once in awhile -
A few days after Valentine's Day,
there was a moodiness & hormonal shift
in the universe of our home
that was intense & - well - edgy.
Now we know...
Changes are happening
and it's a new season in our home...
Bring on the Vitamin B people...
You know what I am saying!!!
So... we have had plenty of
Mother/Daughter talks this week...
talks about grown up stuff,
as well as cuddling moments that cause me
to catch a scent of baby powder
& shampooed hair!
Aahhh - God is good!
My daughter & I,
our goal is to have a Christian version
of the relationship that
Lorelai & Rory Gilmore share!
I have done little Scrapping...
I have a new job but am awaiting the
Journaling before I can
actually dig into it!
I have worked on a few pages
for this client,
& I am looking ahead a bit
& working on some Easter card sets
for a local auction coming up in March!
My Scrap Happy group was good last week
...a total of 6 of us there...
but it was fun and everyone
accomplished at least one page?!
I am looking into organizing childcare
for that night through the church
so that will probably open up to
Today - I am called to pray...
our churches' Women's retreat
begins today through Saturday
and as much as I really wanted to go,
God told me to stay behind and pray.
So - after arguing with Him about that for awhile,
I submitted & obeyed
& am of to cover this weekend in prayer!