We all know the poem…
Sometimes you get discouraged
Because I am so small
And always leave my fingerprints
On furniture and walls
But every day I’m growing
I’ll be grown someday
And all those tiny handprints
Will surely fade away.
I’m sure you’ve gotten that poem at least once in your Motherhood career.
I know I have.
And now that my boys are growing, I realize how precious those little handprints that adorn that poem are.
And even though the fingerprints and handprints are much larger than they used to be…they still drive me crazy when I see them all over our stainless steel refrigerator! (what was thinking not checking if it was fingerprint resistant or not!?!?! I know better!!!)
But every time I clean off the smudged fingerprints from our fridge, windows, doors, walls…..well, everywhere… I try to remind myself that someday, sooner than later, there won’t be fingerprints covering our home.
This realization makes me feel so many emotions…although I wish I could freeze time so my boys didn’t grow up, I also can’t help but breathlessly anticipate who and what they will become.
I just hope it includes lots and lots of grandbabies!! (I told you I love babies!!!)
But most importantly, I pray that my boys love and serve the Lord in such a way, that the only fingerprints they leave behind are His, and not their own.