Mother Hen over at Ship Full O' Pirates is hosting a new weekly link fest. Here is how she describes it: "This is my brand new Mr. Linky called Help for Growing Families. A place for more experienced moms of several children to share practical advice and helpful hints with new moms just starting out and with each other.
I thought about whether I would have anything to offer. I'm only the mom to three (at this point). However, I've been a mom for 12 years now (yikes!). I continually read parenting books, magazines, articles, pretty much anything I can find to help me in this season of life.
Which leads me to this....
Mothering is a season. I'm sure you've heard many saying "Enjoy it while it lasts!" or "This passes so quickly!" But you know what...it's so very, very, very true.
When I was a new mom I can still remember thinking...I wish he was crawling or I wish he was walking or I wish he was talking. So many wishes. Then those days came & now they are all behind me. I would love to have another little one in my home learning to do all those things.
But then I'm reminded of the season I am in now. I have a 12 year old, a 7 year old, & a 4 year old. They are all in different stages of their growing. I want to be sure I remember it for each of them - to enjoy this time. Savor it. Remember it. Even scrapbook it! ::grin::
They are short seasons. I see it in the 12 year old who is almost taller than I am. I see it in the four year old who is growing so fast it sometimes scares me! I see if in the seven year old who is struggling to find out how to become more independent but still need the safety net of mom & dad around while he does.
Just remember - enjoy it while it lasts.