“Remember, just like a butterfly, she too will spread her wings and fly some day. Enjoy her caterpillar years.”
This quote was on this great list of 50 Rules for Dads the other day(#43). It really struck me.
I just sat there for a few minutes thinking of the children I have in my home. I am blessed to watch them daily them unfold their wings.
It is a thousand little things they do.
Working hard and doing things without being reminded.
Setting goals and striving for them.
Praying and having the faith to expect results.
Becoming more independent in their school work.
Making meals without my help.
They aren’t flying alone
but they are emerging from their cocoons and becoming the men & women that God is shaping them into becoming.
It is bittersweet.
When they were little I would dream of this day.
But now I look around and see that I am to some extent working myself out of a job.
So as we work, play and live I am cherishing these caterpillar years.
They are fleeting. I blink and the caterpillar has changed into something different and beautiful
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