Adventures in parenting

Adventures in parenting

My baby girl left home for 5 months yesterday. Now in reality she’s not a baby but a beautiful young woman. It’s a strange new part of our parenting journey that we are entering into. When she was born, as I looked into her beautiful eyes, my heart’s desire was that she’d grow to know how much the Father loved her, and how much we loved her. My longing was that her identity would be based not on the transient but on who...

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Life lessons

This week my baby girl leaves school. Now in reality she’s no longer a baby, she is a grown woman. But it is a moment, just like starting school is a moment. It has caused me to think about all that she has learnt and all that is deemed necessary for her to know in order for her to be launched into her future. Having her was a journey and when she finally arrived I knew that I was changed. Suddenly life was different. As I sat and nursed...

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Protecting by connecting

For thirty minutes this week our son was missing.  Thirty minutes isn’t long.  In normal time thirty minutes is never quite enough time, but in those moments when we didn’t know where he was it seemed like a huge amount of time. Our oldest daughter had gone to collect him from a club.  After waiting where she always waits for a while,  she figured that he had overrun.  She then went looking for him and grew increasingly concerned as...

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