I am joining Emily over at Chatting at the Sky for Tuesday's Unwrapped. Tuesday's Unwrapped is an opportunity for us to write a post explaining how we have found a gift in the midst of the messy, the lovely or the unexpected things of life and share them.
This week Emily asks if we have a life stage we are longing to hold onto? She writes about her girls going to Kindergarten. You can read more about it here.
As I read her post my mind also went to my girls. We are coming upon a fall season of birthdays. Everyone will be getting another year older. My oldest will soon be nine. My middle child will turn seven and my baby will be four.
As I sit here and watch my little one play with the Barbies that are spread all across the living room floor, I think of my little girls' innocence. Even my nine year old will get on the floor and still play Barbies, occasionally. (As long as none of her friends are around).
I think about the stage of life they are in now and the worries they face. Their biggest worry is whether their friends will be at the pool so they have someone to play with. We don't have to worry about boy troubles and whether or not their clothes are the right style.
They still hold on to the innocence of their faith. They believe, without a doubt that God not only hears their prayers, but He answer them. In their lives they have seen many answers to prayers and very little sadness. I pray that they will always hold onto their strong childlike faith.
I know that they will grow up way too fast, especially in the culture that we live in today. I will try to help them hold on to their innocence as long as I can.