I'm excited to see them grow and blossom and learn from life experiences, but there is always a part of me that would love to keep them little -- and tucked under my wing. Is that bad?
I know that's not God's design for our children (or the parents). Children will sprout wings and fly, but this mama bird has to get used to that! Luckily I have exactly 8 months to prepare myself and the little ones -- they get upset if someone is missing at dinner time! (And hopefully I prepared the first of the flock well)
Good thing I have these two to keep me busy!