Tuesday, October 21, 2008

N is for NEVER grow up...please







I know you have to.


But I wish you didn't.


I wish you could NEVER GROW UP.


Every day is so special.


Every moment so filled with wonder.


I love you more and more as time goes by.


So for this ABC Wednesday my N picture is of you feeding the ducks just like you did when you were a baby. I am entitling it "Never Grow Up."


Spending time with you as you are growing up is what Works For Me! You are my most precious gift. How do you deal with your children growing up? I was reading a great post this week at Baby Favorite and it made me really think about this whole wonderful and scary growing up stage...
Quince is now at a rehabilitation facility. He is still completely paralyzed on his left side. He has been very sad this week. He is crying. Please continue to keep Quince and his family in your prayers. His children and his wife are having a very difficult time dealing with this tragedy. Thank you for all of your prayers thus far!

60 comments:

ellen b said...

Rebeckah, My 3 kids are all adults now and it is still fun watching them keep growing and learning and becoming responsible adults. So much fun to spend time together and chat and cheer each other on...

david mcmahon said...

You're right - as a parent, we sometimes wish our kids could stay in a time warp. But the world, truly, is their oyster.

DD said...

I know time goes by too fast! I love this post! You are such a great photographer!

I hope my card arrives soon to encourage Quince and his family. We are still praying!

uncleawang said...

I love this post!
Happy ABC Wed..

Suzanne said...

Rebeckah, this is a beautiful post which brought tears to my eyes. I share your sentiment but mine grew up and went from little blessings to big blessings in my life.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

Your love for your some bring tears to my eyes. You love him the way I love my girls and gran'baby! It is so sweet to see! I will keep your friend in my prayers!

Baby Favorite said...

Oh, you are so sweet to link to me. Thanks! And for your wonderful, as ALWAYS, comments that you left for me too. I always light up when I see you've visited. You are such a breath of fresh air.

I am of course praying for Quince. It makes me so sad that he's been crying! My heart aches for him, and for all of you who know him. I know it's early for this, but at some point, if the depression doesn't lift, they might consider meds for him. I know my brother had to go on them, and they really helped take the edge off of his stress & anxiety over his injury.

Adventure girl wanna be said...

I forgot to tell you.........I love your background!

Jules from "The Roost" said...

I am so praying for Quince & his entire family!
Your son is precious!

Queen B said...

I love this post. It is such a great reminder of how quickly time flies.

Thanks.

Granny Smith said...

Your photos are such a story of delightful childhood and the moving parental wish that such a wondrous time not pass, that I had tears in my eyes. My four are grown, and I have grandchildren and great-grandchildren. And they all seem to grow up too fast!

Winnie the poohi said...

ah! the pics r so full of innocence!

I so wish i never grew up!

MumbaiiteAnu said...

I love your post and can understand your feelings as I am the mother of 3 year old Krrish.
But it will be great watching them growing up too.

photowannabe said...

If we could just capture those special time moments and keep them forever it would be great but each new season in our kids lives is special too. My 2 "kids" are 35 and 40. I wouldn't trade each day and the joy that they have brought to us for anything. Now I have the fun of grandchildren too. Its a repeat of everything.
Just keep loving them.

magiceye said...

very beautiful captures..

my prayers and best wishes with quincy and family

antigoni said...

When i'm thinking about growing up.......
Growing up is beautiful and scary at the same time. Every age has something unique. I know that i can't protect them from any harm and that's the thing i'm afraid most.

Aileni said...

A very sweet sentiment.

Grandma J said...

What beautiful pictures of such a handsome young man. I love them

I contine to pray for Quince and his family. May the Lord lift them up.

Liz said...

A wonderful post, but as ellen says, our children just keep developing and changing and being a source of wonder.

Bear Naked said...

The best thing about children growing up is that they get married and bless you with grandchildren so you can re0enjoy childhood again.
Enjoy this time with Kaishon, it goes by so quickly.

Please tell Quince and family that they are still on my prayer list.
Gentle bear hugs (((Quince)))

Bear((( )))

Reader Wil said...

Rebeckah, what a wonderful, caring woman you are! Thanks for your lovely poem. I have lately been thinking how wonderful the time was, when the children were young and how I took it for granted. You also keep thinking and praying for your friends, that is very good!'
Thank you so much for your post. God bless you!

earthlingorgeous said...

Awww what a sweet post! Better enjoy your little one while he is still little because we can't stop them from growing up! Great N post!

Suz said...

N is my favorite letter now.
The growing up part is hard. At least you realize it already, it took me a few more years.
Oh, the "circle of life", it is a toughie.
I am so sorry to hear that Quince is having a difficult time. I am sure that this road he is on will have many ups and downs.
My thoughts are continualy with he and his family.

Sandy Toes said...

I don't deal well! It is hard b/c it goes TOO fast!! That is why we have to enjoy every minute!

What a cutie with all those ducks! Your son is sweet!
-Sandy Toes

Miss_Yves said...

A new Peter Pan ?
Moving post...
I hope that unhappy children can become healthy,responsible , happy adults ...
Miss Yves

The Pink Potpourri said...

i will be praying for Quince.

those pictures are great. i can remember as a child feeding the ducks. it was so fun! what great memories!

AphotoAday said...

I recently turned 61, but I hope I never grow up...

richies said...

I understand you wanting time to stand still, but as much as I enjoyed my kids if they hadn't grown up I wouldn't have grandchildren. I once heard it said that grandchildren are God's compensation for growing old.

I continue to pray for Quince, and we had special prayer him at church this week

kouji haiku said...

such sweet photos. :) and the ducks look rather pleased. :)

i hope your colleague's rehab will help him to regain some mobility.

Rena Gunther said...

Rebeckah,

Thanks so much for visiting my blog and leaving your comment.

I've come to visit you, now.

So glad I did. It's nice to meet you! You absolutely must try that recipe! It's so yummy, easy and inexpensive! That always works for me! ;)

I see you share some of my favorite song choices!

Looking forward to getting to know you.

Many blessings,
Rena Gunther

Rena Gunther said...

I'm still browsing through your blog....I haven't fully read this post but had to stop and say...
YOU ROCK WITH THE PICS....

love 'em.

~The Robin's Nest~ said...

I have ages 30 (step kids) down to 16- I've watched them all grow up and growing up does have it's perks- They end up getting married and then bringing WONDERFUL grandchildren into your life and you get to start over! :) It's all good.~♥

marina said...

I wish they were still babies without the disarrangement of adolescence. Sometimes I don't know what is the right thing to say or do in order to communicate with them. However I do know one thing: love is the key for everything!

Anonymous said...

Poor Quince. *Hugs*

I loved my children growing up, but I love them just as much as young men, out in the world on their own. It's hard to put into words how proud I am of the way they've turned out. All we parents can do is provide the structure and the guidance and it's up to them.

I'm sure Kaishon will be a fine young man too. And let me tell you, there is more fun to come. You wait till he comes to see you and is teaching YOU things!

Jay said...

Sorry, that 'anonymous' was me!

BABYLONEZOO said...

De bien jolie photos

D Herrod said...

Fun. I spent a lot of time feeding the ducks at the park with my Dad when I was a kid.

The Happy Housewife said...

What wonderful photos. My children love to feed the ducks too! Time does fly!
Toni

the mac daddy! said...

this blog rocks!

i hope i never grow up!

leslie said...

Oh my goodness, you're so right about wishing they never grow up. But unfortunately (or maybe it is fortunately) they do grow up and move on with their lives. But having grandchildren is a wonderful time in my life now, so look forward to that part of your life, too! Just don't ever forget to enjoy the moments. :D Lovely post.

Linda said...

Two of mine are now teenagers, and I have to say that I love it! It's different than when they were little, but still fun. I like seeing how they have matured and being able to relate to them in a more adult way.

Rambling Woods said...

Oh..but they do grow up too fast. I am so sorry about Quince. I think the depression is normal after a brain injury, but they can do so much to help rehabilitate people. It must be a terrible shock for this family, I'm sure the rehab facility has support groups for families...

babooshka said...

Lovely sweet images.

Dragonstar said...

Our children are so lovely when they are little - but they are (mostly) lovely at all their stages of development.
Very nice post.

Katie said...

my 2 just had birthdays this week... they must stop it.

sigh.

Margie said...

Rebeckah,
Thanks for all your sweet comments on my brand new blog. I love all your pictures. My little boy is just 20 months old, but I think way too much about how quickly he's going to be Kaishon's age. I do wish he could stay my baby forever.
Thanks! Margie

RR Mama said...

I love the new look and I love the pictures! You are so right. I can't believe that my 8 year old is in 3rd grad and I can't believe that my 3 year old will be 4 in Jan. Keep taking those pics. They will be precious memories one day. I am still praying for Quince and his family. Tell him God is on his side and to have faith.

Lily Hydrangea said...

I know how you feel, the time goes by way too quick! Each day is a gift.

More prayers are being said for Quince & his family.
Hopefully his crying will help heal him in some way. It must be difficult not to cry under such circumstances.

nonizamboni said...

Lovely post and I can identify your sentiments--my babies are 27 & 29 and I'm still wishing they were little again. Sigh, but your son looks like he's surrounded by love. Nicely done.
Happy Wednesday!

Dawn said...

i am with you... there are moments we wish we could just freeze time :) i guess we have to settle for photos and memories though! i am so thankful that my son, at 11, will still snuggle and still sleeps with his stuffed animals.

starnitesky said...

Rebeckah - he will grow up and will be as wonderful as he is now. Enjoy the days in between.

Thanks for visiting my blog, nice to 'meet' you.

Karen Deborah said...

Send me your address and Ill pay your forward,
kmcgivney@bellsouth.net

Alan said...

No kids yet, but I'm sure we'll feel the same way.

Thanks for stopping by and glad you enjoyed my post this week. :)

kellymegs929 said...

thanks for the blog comment! I love ur blog background!

Rachel said...

Beautiful pictures!!!
I know it's bitter sweet to see our kids grow up in front of our eyes...

Katie said...

This is beautiful!! Look at your photo skills missy (: awesome, I will pray for Quincy tonight I need to have some serious praying time!!!

Just Me said...

My sweet girl, who is 5, said to me after our daily homeschooling lesson, "Mama I don't want to grow up. Can I live with you and daddy forever?" I replied, "You can live with us as long as you like!" Time passes all to quickly and as sure as the day is long our sweet girl will be grown up...with a life and family of her own...(my sad/happy face would go here). God Bless!

Just Me said...

I will add this family to my prayer list. Do you mind if I pass along this prayer request?

Carmen

Dragonstar said...

I'm back again, as a member of the new ABC team. I want to say how much we all appreciate your involvement each week - thank you.

Kim from Hiraeth said...

I loved taking my children to feed the ducks! We used to go out every afternoon on Christmas day and feed the ducks. Often, the lake was frozen and we enjoyed watching the ducks slipping and sliding on the ice as they scurried to grab the bread! I can't wait until my grandson is old enough to feed the ducks.

Praying right now for Quince and his family.