Sundays have changed for me. I was in a class for over a year, but I felt I needed to "expand," as in venture out and meet new folks. Hubs and I signed up for a parenting class for parents of tweens and teens. I think we have been doing this for a couple of months and somehow, I am not sure how, Hubs and I are signed up to teach my daughter's Sunday morning class. We have co-teachers, which means we will teach one week and get a break one week. But still, I haven't quite figured out how we became teachers, but we did. Last week, even though I was bummed, I was blessed. God can speak to us ANYWHERE, you know? Then this week, I learned 3 things about my daughter: (1) she answers ALL the questions and one of her school-mates says she does this all the time at school as well, (2) she is funny: she said if she was going to stay in a motel/hotel, she'd be sure to bring chapstick, and (3) she is very kind: she assisted the only boy in the class find something they were looking for in their workbook. What is so important about this? I got to see my daughter in a slightly different light. I have seen her at home, with family, and with a single friend or two. But to see her "social" personality is something I just hadn't seen before. It is just the coolest thing to witness: our kiddos growing up and coming into their own.
On a similar note, my son went to a lock-in at church the other day. I got to drive him to the lock-in. He wanted to stop in at Starbucks but at 7:45 on a Friday night, they were PACKED!!! (On a side note, I so wished I would have bought some Starbucks stock several years ago.) He is just an adorable young man. I love, love, love talking with him and hearing the thoughts that POP out of his head. He just seems so grown sometimes.
My "babies" are really not babies anymore. I need a baby for just a minute, you know? Or a friend with a baby who needs a break for an hour or two. I want to share with you one of my favorite things:
These are not my youngun's tootsies, but they are just so cute. Look at those toes!! I wish I'd had the foresight to photograph my children's feet when they were bay-bays. But, Google Image is great when I need a "fix." However, one day when I have grandbabies, I will take a picture of them and frame them!!! If you have a baby in your life, go out now and take a picture. Tell me that is not one of the sweetest things!!!