Tonight I came across pictures of my kids posing with Mickey and having a blast. But what I realized was how little they were, even though I know at the time I really didn't think about it.
We road on Space Mountain and I thought for sure I would lose them all in the dark abyss. I remember screaming because they were in the car in front of ours. My bottom was flying off the seat, and I new their little bums had flown off never to be seen again.
Now they are big! So close to adulthood it scares me. I know in another 5 years I'll look back and realize how little they were again.
This afternoon, I got to see how much my oldest daughter Maddie had grown in her maturity. The kids were playing basketball in the gym of the church where they have their art class. Little kids and big kids all together killing time. Her basketball accidentally bopped a little girl about the age of 4 and she fell to the ground. Without a moments hesitation, Maddie immediately ran over to her and scooped her up and comforted her like a little mommy. "I'm so sorry. Are you okay?"she said as she helped her too her little feet. It's become a snap shot in my mind that I'll never forget.
There are so many times that I wonder if I've raised them well. Will they do the right thing when faced with a challenge. It's moments like today that God shows me that they'll be just fine.
I know all our kids are probably in bed now. But, in the morning surprise them with a huge hug and look them right in the eyes and tell them you love them. Time goes by so fast and they really need to know that you're with them the whole way.