Sunday, July 17, 2011

The Man-child realization

I took a bit of time away from VBS prep this weekend to go up to our church camp with our kids (4th-12th graders).  It was fun to be goofy and do all those fun church camp things.  I get to work with such great kids.  It was fun and great to get away from the chaos of VBS prep work but while I was up at camp I came to a startling realization.

Little goat will almost certainly be taller than me some day.

Yes, I know, this should be obvious but it wasn't something I'd really stopped to take in.  And it is more than just the height.  It is that some day my son, my little baby, will become this Man-Child like some of the kids at camp this weekend.

Someday little goat will be another one of the smelly, boisterous, tall, man-child boys of those middle school and high school years.  And I'm really not sure how I feel about it.  On the one hand, I can hardly take in the speed at which baby goat has become little goat already.  It is exciting but a little scary watching him change and grow. 

But on the other hand, I know that he can be a wonderful man-child.  I hope to help him grow into a kind, gentle, respectful man-child. 

Still, the thought of the future blows my mind.

It goes so fast... baby goat, toddler goat, boy goat, man-child goat.  I'm afraid to blink.  I don't want to miss a thing.

1 comment:

newcomb.samien said...

So true! I try to cherish is all~!