I remember when I was expecting Andrew. I loved his older brother so much that I couldn't for the life of me figure out how I was going to love a new baby just as much. But I did. Just as much. Now I'm wondering how I'm going to spread my heart out in two different directions this summer, with Samuel on the west coast and Andrew on the east coast. But I guess I'll learn how, just like I learned to love each new baby as they came along. The good thing is that Andrew will be home in 3 months for his last year of school.
When my children have gone out alone in the past, I've always told them 2 things:
- Remember who you are
- Guard your heart
Keep thy heart with all diligence; for out of it are the issues of life. Proverbs 4:23For you mothers, what do you tell your children as they grow up? These two things have been pounded into my children's heads - and hopefully their hearts - most of their lives. What do you want them to keep uppermost in their thoughts when they leave your home and start on their own lives?