My friend Jan, from Grammy’s Life So Far posted Children Won’t Wait, a great poem she heard at a homeschool convention. I am sharing a little here. I’m sure you’ll want to click over and read the rest!
Children Won’t Wait
by Helen M. Young
There is a time to anticipate the baby’s coming, a time to consult a doctor;
A time to plan a diet and exercise, a time to gather a layette.
There is a time to wonder at the ways of God, knowing this is the destiny for which I was created;
A time to dream of what this child might become,
A time to pray that God will teach me how to train this child which I bear.
A time to prepare myself that I might nurture his soul.
But soon there comes the time for birth,
For babies won’t wait.
There is a time for night feedings, and colic and formulas.
There is a time for rocking and a time for walking the floor,
A time for patience and self-sacrifice,
A time to show him that his new world is a world of love and goodness and dependability.
There is a time to ponder what he is – not a pet nor toy, but a person, an individual – a soul made in God’s image.
There is a time to consider my stewardship, I cannot possess him.
He is not mine. I have been chosen to care for him, to love him, to enjoy him, to nurture him, and to answer to God.
I resolve to do my best for him,
For babies don’t wait.
You want to read the rest, right? Click here Children Won’t Wait.