Sunday, July 14, 2013
Wow, I can't believe it... Where did all this time go? The past 5 years have come and gone in the blink of an eye. This precious little girl starts kindergarten tomorrow..... Let me wipe my tears before I even begin. It was just yesterday that she was born and Chad was all googly eyed over his new baby girl. I planed out her entire life as soon as they said "it's a girl" and wisped her away.... So far this spunky little fire ball has shown me she has her own plans, and I'm okay with that. You see that little smirk and those big blue eyes... usually that is all it takes. She has such a strong will and I know that will take her far in life.
When I think back to all the time that has passed, I am so grateful for how we spent it. I am so grateful I . have been given this time to be with her everyday. I am grateful for our snuggles and our giggles. When I get upset over something she has done, I try and remember how grateful I am for this gift of spunk that God put in our life. I am also grateful for what she has to offer others.
I always pray to make the right decisions for my children, especially when it comes to entrusting them with someone else. When I drop her off in the morning, with all my tears and anxiousness, I will know that at this point she is where God has laid on my heart for her to be. That may change at 3:45 when I pick her up, but as for now I know she will love it. I look forward to the next 13 years hearing how she has made new friends, how she has made others laugh, how she has made her teachers proud/frustrated, how she has succeeded in school, and mostly how her light has shined for others to see. Every time I question myself... should I attempt home school? She we attempt a private Christian school??? I always hear the song "He is Mighty To Save" in my head....
Shine your light and let the whole world see,
We're singing for the glory of the risen King... Jesus
My Saviour, He can move the mountains,
My God is Mighty to save,
He is Mighty to save.
Forever, Author of salvation,
He rose and conquered the grave,
Jesus conquered the grave.
My Saviour, you can move the mountains,
You are mighty to save,
You are mighty to save.
Forever, Author of Salvation,
You rose and conquered the grave,
Yes you conquered the grave
The reason I hear this is because of the line highlighted. Shine your light and let the whole world see.... Sydney has such a light that attracts others. Perfect strangers will talk to her and she talks to them like she has known them her entire short 5 years. :) My prayer for her is that she will let that light shine for others to see. My prayer is she makes friends with kids who don't have a Church or know anything about Jesus and her share her love for Jesus with them. My prayer is for her to be able to pray with and for her friends in need. I pray that teachers who need Jesus will see the light in her little eyes and wonder what it is all about. I pray that even during the hardest times of peer pressure that Sydney can stand strong and not flinch when it comes to making the right decision and her friends will see that and follow...
I know it won't be all roses, Cole has shown me that... :) But while they all three are learning to live in this world and not be part of this world, I pray they are the ones that others look at and wonder what they have... and prayerfully they will come to know Jesus through them.
In the morning, say a prayer for me that I make it through the day.... I know Sydney will make it through, but I may not make it out of the parking lot....