We are entering a new season with our oldest of the beginnings of pre-teen world. She is still young and it’s all just beginning, but we are realizing that there are new approaches to be taken and new explanations for situations that are now making way more sense than they were before. There is also a questioning and irritation that wasn’t there a few months ago. Being trained in Youth Ministry and having worked and volunteered in Children’s Ministry most of my life, I feel like I have a pretty good handle of dealing with either the littles or the teens but the in-betweens… new world.
She delights me. Her questions are intriguing and challenging. Her emotions and compassion are beautiful. Just like every season… we are celebrating what God is doing! We just need to change the “ambiance and decorations” of our home (just like at Christmas) in preparation for this kind of celebration. What a joy to get to navigate maturing with one of God’s most amazing masterpieces. Thank you for this new season, Lord!
“To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under heaven” Ecclesiastes 3:1