Monday, October 15, 2012

Today I am . . .

thinking about how much harder it is to be a parent of an adult than I ever thought it would be

learning to let go but still love 

in constant prayer for our adult child and thankful to know that God will work in His time

putting extra effort into these 6 gifts that are still here with us

knowing that all the energy that goes into watching an almost 13 month old won't last forever and I will soon enough be missing the precious moments that make up my days with her

thanking God for the opportunity to share - a young newly married woman asked me at church today if we left our family size in God's hands and I was able to share our own personal convictions and blessings

enjoying brisk walks in the autumn air

Wishing you abundant blessings this week,


  1. "learning to let go but still love" a mother of a soon to be high school graduate, my heart is slowly accepting the next step in his life. Yet, I can not stay here, since I have two more blessings to nurture and guide.

    Great thoughts Tonya...thank you so much for them this morning. m.

  2. I'm a mama of two grown children - your first two points really spoke to me and are so true. This post was good timing for me, thank you. Blessings to you as well. :)

  3. Tonya, As you know I am a ways off for my own children to be of that age, so I have no advice to offer but a hug to send. I can only imagine when that day comes...I am having a hard time letting go of the idea I just weaned my youngest! I also wanted to add that you are such a beautiful mama on a stroll with your youngest, and oh my! she is the spitting image of you ~ honestly!!!
    xo Jules

  4. Learning to let go and still love, I needed that right this minute...thank you.

    Wishing you a lovely week.

  5. Love the yogurt face! Blessings to you and yours,

  6. i do understand so much, i've learned that there isn't much difference between mothering a toddler and an adult child, they are forever our babies. your header photo is just so sweet, it makes me wish mine were small again. :)

  7. I'm a mother of 7 adults and your first statement is so true.

  8. Wow....happened upon your blog. This post is exactly where I am now. Parenting....for me much more difficult when they are grown. Letting go but still loving.Always loving. Encouraging to know others feel the same.