Luke 23:28-31 (New International Version)
28Jesus turned and said to them, "Daughters of Jerusalem, do not weep for me; weep for yourselves and for your children. 29For the time will come when you will say, 'Blessed are the barren women, the wombs that never bore and the breasts that never nursed!'30Then " 'they will say to the mountains, "Fall on us!" and to the hills, "Cover us!" 31For if men do these things when the tree is green, what will happen when it is dry?"
Another needed devotional.
I find myself frequently wishing I was able to run around like I had no child. I keep waiting and looking forward to the days where she will be independent enough to be on her own (without me, not ALONE) for some amount of time. Even though I know when I get to that point I will miss these times. When she wants my company all the time and wants me to hold her and nurse her.
I need to stop whining because these are the best of times and I am thinking of them as a trial to be dealt with and left behind. How foolish is that?
I need to not be jealous of my friends who are not parents. They don't have it better than me. They have it different than I do and would I REALLY want to trade it all in? No. I have never been capable of being this happy before. I'm grateful for what I have now and where I am going. I am glad it happened in the way that it did, because the alternative no longer (really) holds any interest for me.
I am going to attempt to end my constant waiting for tomorrow because I think I may be missing today.