Do you see this boy??
He is : funny ... kind ... big-hearted ...
... responsible ... an awesome big brother ...
... and even though he gets tired of smiling for mom's pictures, he humors her anyway (lol!)...
... and he is growing up ... FAST.
This mama still thinks of him like this:
: and this :
: and this :
Can you believe how big this boy is getting?? I sure can't!
They weren't kidding when they said my kiddos would grow up in the blink of an eye!
Now, don't get me wrong, this is nothing I'm sad about (I really just wanted a good excuse to post some old pics of him!!) ... because it is EXCITING to be entering a new stage of motherhood - one of :
watching the little man in him unfold as the Lord has created him to be
having fun together doing all of the things you can do with older kiddos
deeper conversations that keep a mama on her toes
and everything that goes along with those pre-teen years
... But I am wondering ...
When I was a new mother with little babies, I knew I had much to learn ... the wiser, seasoned mamas I know very kindly recommended books that are tried-and-true - and that were so helpful to me.
As I'm beginning this new stage of motherhood ... I am feeling a need to learn and grow a little, once again.
So I have a question for you!
Do any of you Mamas have any helpful Christian books regarding the pre-teen and teenage years that you can recommend??
I'll be very interested to read your comments! :0)
Have a blessed Monday!!