The Charming Tyrants

The Charming Tyrants

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God didn't promise days without pain, laughter without sorrow, sun without rain, but He did promise strength for the day, comfort for the tears and light for the way. - Anon

Monday, February 6, 2012


Sometimes love surprises you and you are delighted by it and sometimes it sneaks up behind you and startles you out of your daydreams and you're left scratching your head and wondering what just happened.

HT lost his first tooth Friday and I found myself on the verge of tears.  This little man of mine is growing up.  Wasn't it just yesterday we were rejoicing that this same little tooth had made its big debut?  I don't consider myself to be the overly sentimental type.  I mean your kids are supposed to grow up and it's a parents job to make sure that they do.  That they become productive members of society.  I have embraced each first with joy as a milestone of his progress to becoming who he is meant to be, but when I pulled that little tooth out of his mouth I got this sinking feeling in my stomach, an ache in my heart and a tinge of  . . . regret perhaps, or panic that I have forgotten something, failed to instruct him properly in the things of this life.  Failed him in some way that is essential to navigating the pitfalls that may come his way.

So son if you're listening please know that I love you so very much and I only want what's best for you.  That you will find happiness and contentment as you learn and grow and that you will come to a sure knowledge that God loves you, always and forever and that no matter what may come you can rely on Him in all things.

"Wait on the Lord;
Be of good courage.
And He will strengthen your heart;
Wait, I say, on the Lord!"

Psalm 27:14


Laura said...

Love that you use the word "Verklempt"!
When I found out there was no tooth fairy I asked my mum for my teeth back and was soo devastated that she hadn't kept them! I don't know why but I freaked out! "How could you not keep them, don't you love me?!" It was full on ridiculous. Weird, eh?
Enjoy these moments, and who cares if you get a little verklempt :)

Joyce said...

They find their way. You've set him on the right path. I had a little panic attack when my oldest was nearing university graduation. It was like, 'Wait, what? She's out on her own now? Did I teach her everything she needs to know to survive? And thrive? I NEED MORE TIME!'

She's been out almost two years and is indeed thriving. I will add that there is still some imparting of wisdom going on and we're both still learning a lot : )

Enjoy these missing teeth years!

Sara said...

Oh, Sydney! I am right there with you!! My oldest will be in kindergarten next year and I really don't want him to go!!! He's so sweet and beautiful and innocent and I'm just not ready for him to be corrupted by the world of "big school"! :-) I know they have to grow up and I want them to grow up, just not right now. :-)

Keep posting!! I miss you, my friend! We moms of boys have to stick together!! :-)