Thursday, October 22, 2009

It's Only Junior High School

Sometimes you turn around and wonder how your children seemed to grow up so quickly. You can't believe they have breezed through another stage of childhood and you are left feeling like maybe you missed something. Shouldn't they still be playing with Barbies or Ninja Turtles? Weren't they just asking for piggy back rides yesterday.

Then there are times when you see it clearly. You know it's happening before your eyes but you're helpless to do anything about it. When you are watching them change and know deep in your soul that things will never be the same. Times when you want to scream "Stop! I'm not ready yet!" Or beg "Please slow down a little."

This is one of those times.

Everything in me wants to beg and scream and somehow put on the brakes of life. Emily is simply growing up way too fast these days.

The logical me says "It's just junior high. She's just playing the saxophone. She isn't leaving for college yet." But the Mama in me knows. Oh, she knows and she isn't happy about it.

Maybe if you all chant with me "It's only junior high school. It's only junior high school." Then she will magically stop growing up and remain my little girl forever and ever.

Yeah. If that worked I would have chanted "It's only five pounds." years ago!!!

I would appreciate a little prayer though. I can be pitiful sometimes.


Rachelle said...

Prayers for the mama.

Jenn said...

I'm right there with you friend!

YEARS ago Karl and I would talk about the day when we would have a 13, 15, 17, and 23 year old...and we would laugh.'s not so funny anymore as that is all about to become reality. And the REALLY funny thing is we never added in a 4 year old! :) Or that our 23 old would be married. :) CRAZINESS!!

Life is grand isn't it!!!?? :)

Hunan Mommy said...

So this parenting stuff does not get easier, huh? My son is 7, and I had one of the same moments today as I drove through the pouring rain home from dropping him off at school. I started thinking, he is already in 2nd grade! Didn't I just bring him home from the hospital? Don't even get me started on being home from China for 3 months! The time has flown!

Kristi said...

I feel your pain, and for me it's only preschool...

Lori said...

Prays from an equally pitiful Mama. They do have nerve these kids don't they? My Alyssa is a senior this year. Oh, you may need to start praying for me now....I know it's only October.