Missing Ingredient

We had to go to the store today for one missing ingredient. The grocery store is a about 1/2 mile away, so I decided to take the youngest 2 boys for a walk. They were thrilled to go. As soon as I said "go for a walk", Jonathan went back to the house and grabbed his red wagon - - - - because last time we went for a walk, he took his little wagon, so perhaps all future walks will be with the wagon?? who knows!

So, off we went with Jonathan holding the wagon handle with one hand and my hand in the other. This is what it looked like from my very tall perspective:

As I took the picture, the thought ran through my mind that pretty soon he will not want to hold my hand. He will be little Mr. Independent and have no need for mama's hand (so he thinks). There will be battles. He will be coerced into holding my hand - in parking lots, busy streets, but for the most part, he will be able to walk by himself. And so, I'm very aware of the fact that this season - - - of loving to hold mama's hand - - - will soon come to a close. I want to savor every minute of this.

. . . because before you know it, they will be independent and on their own.

Tina  – (5/19/2008 11:00 AM)  

Very sweet post.

When you have the blessing of big kids and little kids at the same time, you really know how soon everything will pass by...

shizzknits  – (5/19/2008 2:17 PM)  

So true! Sometimes our 3yr old wants to be picked up and carried and I have to remind myself that it won't be much longer before that won't happen anymore. Our nearly 6yr old is too large to carry anymore (at least for me! LOL) and it just seems like yesterday that I was wearing him in a sling 12 hrs a day.

Kel  – (5/20/2008 8:37 PM)  

Great Blog! I'm so envious of your lush, spring green photographs :( Doha is sooo miserable right now and it's only going to get worse.

I would totally love to loan you my little guy, maybe I could mail you a chicken pox infested blanket, hahaha.

As for your post, you are so right, but my boys being 7,5, and 4 still want to hold my hand and I love it. Our battles at this point are WHO gets to hold my hand and since I only have two... :)

P.s. I'll have to go and read through your blog now since I just found ya :) But I noticed knitting in your profile, do you post about it? :)

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