I received this email from Lisa Jacobson, of Club31Women.com the other day. I thought her words were so good and encouraging that I asked her permission to share them with you, here today. She graciously agreed. I ask you to pay special attention to the part after the second picture (emphasis mine); it’s really so very true. Without further adieu, I give you her words.
Until next time, God bless,
Can you believe I was 40 when I had our youngest son here?
And, yes, I had moments during the pregnancy when I wondered if this was such a good idea.
Wondered if I’d have the stamina to keep up with him.
Wondered if I’d wish I was free to do “other things” while home caring for him.
Now he’s 12 and I’m . . . (it’s okay, you can do the math )
And now I know. It was a VERY good idea.
I love how he makes me laugh.
Keeps me young.
Points out the fat rabbits on the lawn and the frogs in the flowerbeds.
He reminds me of the sweet and exciting things left in this world.
So I find that, as an older mom, I’m less in a hurry.
I KNOW how fast the years go.
And I savor these moments with him in ways that, frankly, I regret not having done with the older ones.
But you don’t have to wait until you’re an older mom to learn these things.
Please don’t wait.
Decide today that you’re going to laugh (more than you cry).
Stop to watch the fat rabbits and hoppy frogs in your yard.
And remember the sweet and exciting things still left in the world.
Trust me. You’ll never be sorry if you slow down.
In His grace,