I was walking around my yard the other day thinking for the millioneth time that I am so grateful for the house we bought this year. I saw a tiny acorn lying on the patio. I guess now I know why we have so many friendly squirrels in the yard. Anyhow I picked up that little acorn and marveled at it. I'm always struck by the realization that one tiny acorn can grow into a big majestic oak tree. It is such an achievement for such a small thing to become something so great.
It made me think about my kids and how quickly they've grown. They seem so young in my mind but in reality they are not the little ones that need me as much as they did at one time. I know I will always appreciate all this time I've had to spend with them from staying at home with them when they were little to homeschooling them now. We have our share of bad days but there's no where else that I'd rather be.
As a mom it can be hard to wait to see the fruit of your labor. Potty training seems to take foooooorever but eventually they can handle all their bathroom needs on their own. Teaching them to correctly do a chore can seem exhausting but one day they get it and you won't ever have to show them again. Teaching them to read can seem like a huge hurdle until the day you catch them reading alone for pleasure. Just like the transformation of the acorn, watching your child grown from an infant to a toddler to a big kid can seem long at the time but soon enough you will look back and wonder where the time went.
God has great big plans for your little one just like He has great big plans for the little acorns. Trust in Him.
I can't wait to see the great oaks that my little acorns will become!