Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Raising boys

Raising my boys is a privilege.  A blessing.  My greatest joy.  My most important job.

It's also really hard.
In all possible ways...physically, mentally and emotionally.
I know they don't realize all that goes into making their little world spin happily.  But one day they will.  One day when they are daddies and rocking their babies in the middle of the night, or reading just one more book, or putting band aids on and kissing imaginary boo boos.  All in the name of love.
They will realize then that lots and lots of little moments create happiness.  Where you remember feeling loved and safe and having fun.

"So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal" 2 Corinthians 4:18

In spite of all the hard moments, moments where I am most thankful for the grace of God, there is so much good with these two.  So much good. 

I always wanted a son.  When I was pregnant with Sawyer, I really wanted a boy.  And now I'm raising two.  Sometimes I still can't believe it.  I've learned things having these boys that I never would have otherwise.

I never knew how fun building tracks and playing choo choo's could be.  Or how exciting it could be to point out every kind of tractor as we drive down the road.  Or how hilarious it would be when your 3 year old learns to tee tee in a bush.  And your 1 year old mimics him. 

I've also learned that I am going to get grey hair sooner rather than later. ;)

To my boys:
I hope you are always as fearless and brave as you are right now.


BeLLA said...

Love this post. You are spot on in that sons bring Moms a different awareness of growing up -- different from our memories of growing up. They play a little rougher, they get a little *lot* dirtier, they 'explore' more.....but at the end of the day when you're reading that book all snuggled up together, it's the same. and it's wonderful and you know without a doubt that having children is the greatest thing you'll ever do in your life. Xo, LYM

Kathy Jo said...

What an amazing post! Your words, as always, are felt. I could say more.......but my heart is full.

Much love!

Amanda said...

OMG!!! This post is so sweet...now you've just gotta get a little girl into the mix! :)
Also, please save that first pic of Sawyer for his rehearsal dinner slideshow one day!