Monday, June 3, 2013

Teaching contentment

Lately willow has been going through a stage of wanting to grow up. It is all she talks about. Obviously I make it look like a lot of fun:) She says things like, "I can't wait till I'm a mommy so I can clean and cook and take care of my baby!" As we were walking to the swing set today she said, "No mommy I can't race you because I'm a grown up."

I tried to explain to her how wonderful it was to be four years old. She said she knew it was awesome but she wants to be 5,6,7, and 8 sooo bad! She is a lot like me in this way. I can tend to always look ahead in anticipation on what the next phase of life will hold. Hearing her make these comments helps me realize the importance of the here and now. 

My struggle is teaching her true contentment while still showing her how wonderful her life will continue to be. Hmm.. I reckon God has thought the same about me. Planning your life is great and all but it is the Lord who directs our steps. 

I want her to enjoy every moment. From the late nights of giggles with sweet Zoe, sitting on my lap, swinging on the play set, and playing baby dolls. I want her to know that wherever she is in life is EXACTLY where God wants her and to have peace in that. This reminds me of that Taylor Swift song...Oh Darling Don't You Ever Grow Up...