I had to fight back tears yesterday. My husband and I were talking about possibly letting our 15 year old son ride his bike a mile down the road where he works as an apprentice. There are days that it would be nice for him to have his own transportation. There are days when I can’t take him or pick him up. We talked about the possibilities and like any good father my husband also pointed out some of the risks.
I cried… just a little. I mean do I have to let my little boy grow up? He wants to start taking driver’s ed. If I’m afraid of his riding his bike down the road will I be able to handle him driving?
Then I looked over at my baby that has just started walking this past week. I asked my husband, “Why do we even teach them how to walk? Before you know it they want to drive.” And my heart aches.
I just read a book entitled “In Between” by Jeff Goins. He talks about treasuring the moments of waiting. The moments in-between now and the next big thing. Then I realized…I am there right now.
This is my “In-Between” moment. I’m in-between milestones. In-between stages of my children’s development.
One child just started walking. One is about to start driving. And I can only stand here and watch as all this happens around me.
I cannot slow down time.
My husband tells me that all of this independence and growth is a good thing.
I hear what he says. I know he is right… But… It is so hard to let go.
I must let go though. No more worrying over the inevitable growth that must happen. Instead I will embrace these moments in my children’s lives.
I am blessed to be able to watch them turn into the fine young men and women God has designed them to be.
How about you? Are you at an In-Between moment in your life? Please share with us in the comments.
I highly recommend you read In-Between. Learn more about it at InBetweenBook.com.
~♥~ Anastacia ~♥~Like