Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Seasons of Life

We have many different seasons that we go through during our childrearing years and I have hit a new one. My two oldest girls had their first babysitting job today. One of the ladies in town who is the oldest of seven called yesterday to see if the two older girls could babysit for about an hour. I told her that would be fine and I would bring them over since this was their first time going over to someones house to baby sit. When I got their I took them in and talked to the mom for a few minutes and encouraged them in some different areas and then I left. I came home and got my other children lunch and we all sat down to eat and then have quiet time. My mom asked me when I needed to pick them up and I told her that they would be getting dropped off about 1:00 p.m. I looked at my dad and said, "I am now venturing into a new season and I am the mom who is getting calls for her girls to babysit and no longer the mom looking for the babysitter." Pretty scary how quickly they grow up.


drea said...

Susan, I have enjoyed reading your blog. How did you find mine??
It seems you have a big wonderful family. God is faithful.
Blessings to you and your family.

Nana C said...

Susan, today's experience with your girls is another joy to you! I love you Nana C

Tanya said...

Isn't awesome to see the servant hearts in your girls. I wanted to tell you how blessed I felt when you offered to do some task for the center. I was just thinking what a servent you and your family are. This just proves it. God bless you and your family. Love from the Ross Family.

Mary said...

i love your new picture.

is it nice for you to have free babysitters now? my mom loved when i got to babysitting age! haha.

i mostly use my sisters, but i promise to pay them back someday. can't wait for some nieces and nephews!

Becky said...

How sweet! Sounds like a nice new season! Happy Thanksgiving.

Tanya said...

Love the blog. It looks really good. Hope you had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Love Tanya

Erik and Lorraine said...

Love the new look. I changed mine too for Christmas.
Hope you had a great Thanksgiving!