Friday, March 02, 2007

Where has the time gone?

For those of you that read my blog, you know this is a recurring theme. I really don't know where the time has gone. For starters, my little baby boy turns a year old one week from today. The first six months I was in survival mode and these last six I've been in awe of how much he has changed, grown, and developed. He's SO cute, I simply can't stand it.

This week, I took my five year-old to pre-register for Kindergarten. Those of you that know me well were aware of the fact that I have spent this entire school year in prayer and in hot pursuit of knowledge regarding his education. I read everything I could get my hands on about homeschooling, spoke to many people and attended meetings, researched private Christian schools in the area, and sought out friends who have their kids in the public schools.

The Lord was faithful as we walked through these decisions together, and we earnestly sought His wisdom and prayed for an answer. The answer came in an unexpected way, but it became clear nonetheless, that we were to give Cody the opportunity to grow in the public school. We live in an award-winning district, and we have heard nothing but great things about our schools. After meeting the teachers, touring the building, and allowing Cody some time to explore, I felt a sense of peace about the decision.

I could go on and on about how we came to this, but the main reason for my post today is to share the realization that time truly is of the essence. I would not trade the last five years for the world. As hard as it is to think of my little boy going to school next year, I know that the Lord goes with him and that He will continue to grow and thrive as he has done in preschool these past two years. I pray that the foundational values that we have worked hard to instill in him will reap dividends as he continues to become the boy and man God has called him to be.

But the question still remains...where has the time gone??


Adventures In Babywearing said...

If you find out where the time has indeed gone, please let me know!

The decision to send Noah to public school was so hard for me! I had truly always thought I would homeschool or he would go to private school. But when we really had to start thinking about it, I prayed that I would be open minded and that my heart would change regarding public school if that was going to be where he was going to go (hubby really felt that was where he should go.)

Well, when the time came, my heart had completely changed! It was only a miracle of God. I feel confident in where Noah is right now, and Carter goes next week for kindy registration as well!! One thing that is hard to describe, but wonderful to experience, is this peace in my heart about the situation... I pray the same for you!

Glass Half Full said...

I felt like that last year when I was signing Matt up and Mark was 8 months old. CRAZY!

The Flip Flop Mamma! said...

My husband said when theBeast was born that he wanted her to stay that little forever. Of course she keeps growing, and he's not very happy about it. Now she's almost 15 months and she doesn't talk yet, and he doesn't want her to. He said when she talks she won't be like a baby anymore. I'm kinda sad that when I have this next baby theBeast will be almost 21 months. I really want this pregnancy to go as slow as possible. I know we're supposed to have fun and enjoy each stage, but really...why do they have to grow up so quickly?? SLowMo is 10 already! I just can't believe where the times goes!

We always live in these tiny little towns with small schools. We've always talked that if we ever moved to a big city I would either homeschool or try to send her to a private school. In these small towns kids stay innocent a lot longer then city kids. I can really see the diff between SlowMo and my friend's kids..they are very fast and at 2nd grade already talking about sex. Scary!

Kari Lynn said...

You know that I was asking myself the same question Tuesday when Tyler turned 12. I'm sure our parents had the same time question as we grew.

We considered a private christian school when Tyler started kindergarten but the cost was outrageous. I think that as long as you instill good values in your children they will suceed no matter where they are. Maybe Cody will be a good roll model for another child that is not being raised in a Christian home. He may be destined for things that even you cannot imagine.

Just T said...

I know how you feel. The last of my babies is now 5 and just started big boy school end of January. And now my baby girl is about to turn 7 in a week from today boohoo I want them to stop growing up !!!