Tuesday, May 12, 2009


Where does it go? And is there a way to stall it, stop it, reverse it, change it, or just simply embrace it? Seems like just yesterday our youngest was getting into anything and everything. 

My baby isn't a baby any more.. 

Today he officially conquered riding a bike without training wheels. 
It was a moment where I felt so proud of him. Ecstatic that he was finally able to do something he has been fearing but longing to do for so long now and in that same moment, I was sad. Because I knew this is just one step closer to independence- not needing or relying on me. Sure I know I should be happy about this milestone and I truly am but at the same time I am greatly missing those comet spilling moments too. 

He kept saying the first couple tries something we taught all the boys to say when they feel fearful or unsure of themselves.. 

" I can do all things, through Christ, who strengthens me" 
Philippians 4:13          

Lord, Let those words be something more than just a memorized verse, allow that verse and many others to penetrate deep into my sons' souls. Let them believe in you and what you are capable of doing through them whole heartedly. May they never loose their childlike faith in you. Regardless of where this crazy thing we call life takes them, let them always cling to your truths and your word. May they always know that there will never be a moment in their life where they won't need your hand to guide them. Help me Lord learn how to embrace these new milestones, and cherish the ones I am walking through now.  Thank You for giving my little guy the courage and the endurance to persevere today. Thank You that I was there with him, able to see him call out to you for help.  May all of our children come to you regardless of their worldly surrounding, and cry out when they are troubled. Thank You for the hedge of protection you placed over my child today. Thank You that you heard his cry and delivered him into VICTORY.. Thank You Lord that I have so many things to be thankful for even in the simple things, like learning how to ride a bike.          


  1. He did it??? That is so GREAT!! Good job, Ian!!

  2. That is so awesome Jen. I absolutely love your words. I actually cried... because I understand every bit of it! I'm glad I got to see your face yesterday watching him too <3

  3. Awwwhhhh. I wish I could have seen your face! And him too! I can see how you will/do mis sthe getting into everything moments. I am in those right now and they seem to overcome my patientce more often then not. BUT. I am learning to like them and charise them as my little boy is growing out of toddler stage only to be followed by his little sister, I am sure. I love you and miss you alot. Thanks for the verse! I am going to use that with my kids!!!!! prayer friday? please? :)