By: Jennifer Murray

Loving You All the More

walking through the woods winter 

There is promise of spring in the air.

Subtle, but present.

The boys are itching for spring, as am I. We’re searching for robins, shoots of green, and life to return to the woods. They are anxious for outdoor exploring, baseball in the backyard, bike rides, and encore camping adventures.  I’m looking forward to warm sun rays, blooming flowers, and opening windows.

As each day brings us closer to a newer season, I become more aware of this new phase we’ve entered in parenting, as these four grow and flourish. Their independence, confidence, ability to learn, verbalizations never cease to amaze me.

Yet they still remain impressionable, which is both comforting and terrifying at the same time. There is so much I long to teach them while they remain teachable. Often I feel inadequate and overwhelmed, but there is much joy in the invaluable moments that we just live life together.

We may not be able to provide them every opportunity or experience, but they are loved. And they are loved well.

In season and out of season, our love for them grows all the more.

5 Responses to “Loving You All the More”

  1. kerryb
    February 20, 2012 at 10:56 am #

    love that photo!!! sweet story and I feel the same but only 2 times not 4 🙂

  2. Lori
    February 20, 2012 at 7:49 pm #

    Don’t you just love these blog hops where we get to find and meet new blog friends? Glad I found you. I’m a new follower and I would love if you stopped by and followed back, so we can stay connected. Lori

  3. Frances
    February 20, 2012 at 10:30 pm #

    This kind of story is really nice..The three little boys are really cute while playing..they need to explore outside the house..
    Frances recently posted.. Rice Milk

  4. Theresa
    February 21, 2012 at 12:20 am #

    Time does go by so quickly. I enjoyed your photo and story. While our babies are only 15 months, I feel like we have already seen a few seasons of parenting.

    : 0 ) Theresa
    Theresa recently posted.. Second Fiddle

  5. Lindsey Cazac (@OutOfAlabaster)
    February 21, 2012 at 1:17 am #

    Sweet memories! Stopping over via the blog hop! So nice to meet you! New follower 🙂

    Lindsey
    outofalabaster.blogspot.com

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