Only six days separate my kids birthdays. Okay, they are four years a part but both birthdays happen six days a part. And for some reason, this year, their birthdays have left me dealing with lots of emotions.
I am so very blessed to have my kids. I couldn’t be prouder of both of them. Al’Lora would agree with me, they have and still give us so much joy.
On May 23rd, Carissa turned 11 years old and today she graduated from 5th grade. I am not at all excited about the fact that she starts Middle School next year. Right before my eyes, she is growing up. She looks so much like her mom. She is beautiful and loaded with life and charisma.
And then on Saturday, Chris will turn 15 years old. He will be old enough to get his learner’s permit. Clear the roads please! I am sure he will do great. He is becoming more responsible each year and I am excited about his future. He looks a lot like me. And he even acts like me. Kinda scary.
I guess I have to just get over the fact that time is slipping through my fingers and there is nothing I can do about it. Maximizing each moment must remain a priority and I must not allow meaningless things to fill my calendar. I have very limited time left to speak into their lives, (especially Chris) at least on this level, and I want to make the most of it.
But it has also caused me to reflect and give thanks. My kids are fun to be around and every now and then they even act like the enjoy being around us. They however, would never admit it.
Both of them love the Lord. Both of them are active in our church. Both of them still say “I love you” before getting out of the car or going to bed. Both of them are priceless treasures in my life.
Learner’s Permit and Middle School. Another season filled with exciting times. The boys better stay away from my girl and the drivers better buckle up!
Happy Birthday Chris & Carissa!!! I love you both and thank God for you everyday!