I am not sure which is barreling forward faster, Israel (2) or the speed at which he is growing up.
It may be the fact that he is a whirlwind of a little man who runs at top speed every second he is awake, or it may be that he is last of the children that will be born to us. I am not sure.
Whatever the reason, our little man is doing both, growing up and being an energetic whirlwind, as quickly as he can.
We have already made it to the coming of age for toddlerhood…potty training. It has been 12 long years since I have had to potty train a little man, and oh my, it is nothing like riding a bicycle! I feel as though I am a newbie!
Knowing that he is the last of our babies has made such an impact on me. I am not longing for more, rather I am even more intent on absorbing each moment of Israel and his older siblings growing up.
Watching them play a game, explore the woods, romp through the yard, attempt new things, discover little hidden treasures: each and all of these are far better than anything on tv or the computer.
Viewing the world through their eyes is more interesting and fresh than the grown-up view of the world can be. My children remind me to be inquisitive, to enjoy the beauty of simple things, to be amazed by God’s creation, and to get out and get dirty.
This little man has added the perfect exclamation point to our family.
We have truly been blessed eight times over!
What age is your youngest at the moment?
All for the glory of God,
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