It Must be the Miracle Grow!

Liz Fogle

This article, entitled "It Must be the Miracle Grow!" comes from Liz Fogle, MomsEveryday blogger from South Central Kentucky.

I think I am getting more sentimental as the days go by! I don’t know what is wrong with me (this is so out of character)!! I am not sure if it is from all the changes coming (new job, Bug attending kindergarten) or just from getting older and priorities changing (man I sound old!!). I went to a wedding over the weekend and all I could think was this is going to be Bug in 20 years!! Why have I turned into a sentimental sap?!?!?!

I guess I am starting to realize, time is so fleeting and Bug isn’t going to be little much longer (especially if she continues to grow at her current rate). I took Bug to the doctor for her kindergarten physical. To my surprise, Bug has grown 6 inches in the last year!! Yep, I said 6 inches! I knew I had to buy Bug clothes more often, but really…6 inches!!!

These post use to not get me, but this one really did. My mom posted this the other day. It is “A Child’s 10 Commandments to Parents”. I loved it because it makes you stop and realize how fleeting time is.

1. My hands are small. Please don't expect perfection whenever I make a bed, draw a picture or throw a ball.
My legs are short.
Please slow down so that I can keep up with you.

2. My eyes have not seen the world as yours have.
Please let me explore safely.
Don't restrict me unnecessarily.

3. Housework will always be there.
I'm only little for such a short time.
Please take time to explain things to me
about this wonderful world, and do so willingly.

4. My feelings are tender.
Please be sensitive to my needs.
Don't nag me all day long.
(You wouldn't want to be nagged for your inquisitiveness.)
Treat me as you would like to be treated.

5. I am a special gift from God.
Please treasure me,
holding me accountable for my actions,
giving me guidelines to live by
and disciplining me in a loving manner.

6. I need your encouragement
and your praise to grow.
Please go easy on the criticism.
Remember, you can criticize the things
I do without criticizing me.

7. Please give me the freedom to make decisions
concerning myself.
Permit me to fail so that I can
learn from my mistakes.
Then someday,
I'll be prepared to make
the kind of decisions
life requires of me.

8. Please don't do things over for me.
Somehow that makes me feel that my efforts
didn't quite measure up to your expectations.
I know it's hard,
but please don't try to compare me
with my brother or my sister.

9. Please don't be afraid to leave
for a weekend together.
Kids need vacations from parents,
just as parents need vacations from kids.
Besides, it's a great way to show us kids
that your marriage is very special.

10. Please take me to worship regularly,
setting a good example for me to follow.

~Unknown~

Just some thoughts today, from a super-sentimental mom!!



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