Thursday, September 10, 2015

summer 2015. signing off.

it is with GREAT sadness that we sign off "summer 2015." it was a GOOD one. we worked hard, played hard and loved hard. our motto for the summer. we pressed into each other. and i pray the sacrifices made and love sown will reap much. i have few regrets and lots of amazing memories.

a picture with each of them on our last week of the summer...

i don't know what my kids will remember of me one day. how will they sum up their mom in a few words?? my hearts desire would be that they would know i love Jesus, and i love them.

i hope they also remember that i ENJOYED them!
and that i KNEW them.
that i encouraged them to be themselves (and not who I wanted them to be.)
that i LISTENED to them.

{this pose didn't work.}
and that i was their friend (mom FIRST. but also their friend.)
this job takes EVERYthing i have. (and more sometimes!) i'm completely freaked out about the "teenage years." i keep saying, "i don't think i can do this!" but i don't have a choice. it's here. and i will keep giving it everything i have. and trusting God to do the rest.

6 comments:

Courtney said...

oh gosh i love this. just like last year- i see your individual relationships in each of the photos. you are such a great mom! and you've got this with the teenage years! if I can get through preschool years, YOU can get through teenagers! :) Looks like Rebekah is going to help you ease into it with grace- what a blessing! :)

Barbara Cassada said...

Just keep praying, asking for God's direction, regarding how to raise your children! He won't steer you wrong!!

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