What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, August 30, 2007

Sunday's the Day.

Yesterday our neighbor stopped by to invite the princesses and princes of the house to a birthday party in her daughters honor this Saturday. Her daughter is two days older than Corynn, and so, her coming was a wake-up call as to my own Boo's birthday.

I didn't forget that my girl was soon going to have a birthday, mind you, I just tried to put it as far out of my head as possible. I mean, she will turn four. That just won't do! I am not ready for it. So maybe, if I don't pay attention, it won't happen?


I guess it is time to face reality that my baby is a baby no longer. She skipped from newborn to four in like a day. Not fair. I was JIPPED! Having a baby-giving birth for HOURS in excruciating pain should result in a childhood that LASTS LONGER. Geez. I am will be notifying the complaint department!

In all seriousness-since the time my belly started protruding with baby Boo, I have heard the advice of aged mothers over and over again. It was a broken record. "Enjoy these baby years-they are fleeting." "Baby years don't last long." "They grow up fast!" I was sick to death of hearing it before I even held my wee one in my arms!

Now, I am one of those broken records and even when I TRIED to slow down and truly cherish each and every moment, I look back and think. It is gone, forever, and I missed SO much! It wasn't enough! I didn't do a good enough job!

Ay yi yi.

Well, I am just gonna suck it up and pretend I am happy about it. Since the two things she has been adamently requesting for her birthday (since CHRISTMAS!) are a calf and a baby sister and I am unable to give her EITHER at this point, I guess I should go find a present for her that I CAN give her.
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Julieann said...

Awww, happy birthday to your sweet baby:) I totally understand where you are coming from, they grow up way to fast.


Gena said...

Happy Birthday to your beautiful girl! And, yes, they grow up way too fast. I was always home with mine and have been homeschooling them forever, but, somehow, my oldest is now almost 22 (gasp!) and my "baby" is 8, almost 9. Those in between are 19 and 13, but it is the littlest one that is making me sad. She was my last baby and she just isn't a baby anymore.

Do enjoy them each and every day and in all of their stages. You'll be glad you did. I don't regret one second of staying at home with my children and I would do it all over again in a heartbeat.

LBP said...

Happy Birthday to your sweet little girl. The saying is so true! My "baby" will turn 16 soon. Has a girlfriend and his learners permit and is talking about colleges. Where did the time go?



Christine said...

Sweet babies certainly do grow too fast! Happy birthday to your sweet girl.Blessings!