Wednesday, November 11, 2009

Why is it so hard when your babies grow up?

My little Soph is turning 1 very soon. One year old. Gulp. Telling people I have two kids, not just one, makes me feel young. I don't know why. It should make me feel old, but realizing how far our life has come in so few years is really mind blowing.

Three years ago, Brandon and I were sitting around going on dates all the time, eating out, cleaning maybe once a week, doing laundry perhaps every other week and never having a full fridge or dishwasher.

Fast forward three years and now we always have a full dishwasher and laundry bin, though usually our fridge is empty at the end of the week.

How did we get here? We didn't plan it.

It was just one small step after step after step.

Ask Brandon. I am the biggest planner you will ever meet. I live to plan. When I was young my poor mom would get questions like, "Who is coming over tonight?" "What are we doing today?" "What are we doing next year?"

Gulp.

Now, I like to plan, but look forward to leaving things in God's hands--most of the time at least. Things like how many kids we will have, what job I will do in the future or who my girls will fall madly in love with are in His hands, not mine.

Someday our babies will grow up, walk and leave to fulfill their own dreams.

Who doesn't love the Pioneer Woman?

I love this quote from her.

"I think that's really the moral of all this. You can go ahead and feel free to make all the plans you want in life, but who knows where you'll really be in 15 or 20 years. I look around and I don't recognize anything about my life."

3 comments:

Ali said...

God's plan and timing are always perfect.

And I thank Him for that.

And like you, I am blown away by His plans for me in the last three years.

And I am beyond excited to see what He has planned for me yet.

Erin said...

How sweet Ali. So true.

i love that you posted, because it was your comment about the pioneer woman today that made me google her for background info on her tour.

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