“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). When I read it well. . .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 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 yet, but they are emerging from their cocoons and becoming the men & women that God is shaping them in to becoming.
It is bittersweet.
When they were little I dreamt 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 striving to enjoy these caterpillar years. Where change is still occurring but I can see the beauty in the butterfly that is maturing.