Break Away

There are a few things as a parent that we know are inevitable. Our child growing up is one of them (it’s multifaceted; it doesn’t happen all at once, which kind of makes it drag on). It usually happens faster than we’d like. It’s rewarding to watch the transformation, though.

Baby Gray has had quite a bit going on this week. He slept in a big bed at Annie’s this weekend.

Check It Out
Getting Ready
Nap

Then he came home and told me he wasn’t a baby anymore. He has said this before, but usually it’s fleeting. This time he seems to mean it. He’s said it several times over several days.

Don’t get me wrong. I want him to grow up. Honestly, I do. That’s my job as a parent–to grow an independent man from a tiny baby boy. A man who goes out and makes a difference. A man who follows Christ and goes on to lead his own family in the ways he has learned. That is our job. I couldn’t be more proud of the little boy he is becoming–even if I’m not quite ready to not have a baby anymore.

Start your children off on the way they should go, and even when they are old they 
will not turn from it. –Proverbs 22:6

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