Sometimes you don’t realize the changes in your children day to day.. Then you wake up one morning and there they are…growing up before your eyes.
I have noticed the most profound change in Rachel over the last two weeks. She has gone from this insecure, whiny child to a confident young lady. I don’t know if it started with the week away at camp or the start of the new school year, but something has changed my sweet baby for the good.
I have watched her compassion as she tries to care for me. Asking if I need anything or if she can help do chores. YES, I said, she asked to do chores…for a fee, mind you…but she asked. I didn’t have to bribe or threaten. And her room…has stayed clean…for a week now.
She has helped take care of her sister. Trying to calm her down when she’s upset or distract her when she is having a tantrum. A big sister, stepping up to the plate.
Maybe this will be the beginning of a whole new chapter…or maybe it will just last a few weeks. Whichever, I am enjoying it…and relishing how proud I am of my Ray-Ray.
P.S. The blue teeth are from the Sno-Cones at the fair…didn’t want ya’ll we didn’t brush!