Do Not Worry
…33"But seek first His kingdom and His righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. 34"So do not worry about tomorrow; for tomorrow will care for itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own."
I've jokingly said - J how old do you have to be to kiss a girl?
Like the champ he is - 30.
That's right Rockstar!
And then, he goes off to school. 1st grade. Going through his folder like it's any old ordinary night. Only it's not. It's a night of firsts.
J got a love note.
"I love you. Jake M. Kiss Kiss"
from a girl named Jenna. He doesn't like her though.
Relief! - Joy!
I like Samantha (or Summer or whatever her name was).
And do I really have to be 30 before I kiss a girl, or can I just be 10?
I won't lie, I'm working on the Bible verse I opened with today in regards to this one. It's a struggle for me in wanting to keep him as innocent as possible for as long as possible. And yet, knowing how I felt when I learned a classmate had died in a horrific accident when I was a child. I still remember thinking - had she ever been kissed? I wanted so much to grow up. I think I spent most of my childhood wishing I was old enough to be on my own. I was going to be a success. I don't want that wishing for J. Because let's face it - children have it easy for the most part. Life at his age should be worry free.
I didn't have these words at my finger tips when we were talking... Instead I used his crutch of sucking his thumb at night (I know, I know - we have to break it) as my line of defense.
How about this - we stick with 30, but we can possibly discuss at 18.
What about 10?
Hmm... I can tell you this... Until you stop sucking your thumb, there is nothing to discuss. And no matter what... I hope we can always snuggle and talk in the dark like this.
Then we possibly laughed at a few ideas to help him with stopping the thumb sucking. I told him, I honestly believe when he is ready he will kick it on his own. Right now, he is just unsure of how he will ever sleep again without it. Maybe this is a worry he will find, he turns over to God.