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  1. marty (A Stroll Thru Life)
    August 14, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    Wonderful post and one that all mothers wonder about. Jesus has it all under control and He picked you as the perfect parent.

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    • Julie
      August 14, 2014 @ 3:59 pm

      Thanks so much, Marty!

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  2. Laura @ Top This Top That
    August 14, 2014 @ 3:08 pm

    julie, what a gift to read your post this morning as you share your heart. I too have these thoughts and wish when I see them grow in a blink of an eye that somehow time could stand still. But it doesn't and it won't so I need to embrace every single second, dirty socks and all, and trust in god as he has trusted in me that I am the best mom I can be each day I have with them. Your picture with your kids is just lovely.

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    • Julie
      August 14, 2014 @ 4:02 pm

      Thanks, Laura, God bless you on your journey with your kids as well!

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  3. popink
    August 15, 2014 @ 2:02 pm

    My wonderful son is now 27 and what you said is still so true. I thank God every day for his gift of this child for me to raise. I'm still in awe of the miracle of my son.
    Although I still say to him in a brief moment of panic " Did I ever teach/tell you that ….." – still thinking I missed teaching a few lessons.
    Thank you for you wonderful post and God bless you and your beautiful family!

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2014 @ 1:08 am

      Thank you! So sweet! And our love & influence over them never really ends, does it? 🙂

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  4. Nancy Sharp
    August 15, 2014 @ 4:59 pm

    That was a beautiful piece on parenting. Praying for my children and grandchildren is easy, but me totally giving them over to our Lord for His safekeeping is still difficult. Moms want control.(and this grandma does too)! Thank you reminding us again to let go and let God.

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2014 @ 1:09 am

      It's hard to do, but we have to! Thanks, Nancy!

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  5. Michelle Mein
    August 15, 2014 @ 7:29 pm

    Thanks for making me cry, Julie! 🙂 Well said . . . now if I can just remember these truths every day . . .

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2014 @ 1:10 am

      Me too, Michelle! 🙂

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  6. Amy
    August 16, 2014 @ 1:18 am

    What a great post, I too have a son who is a senior this year and have a shed a tear or two over this post. I can vividly remember dropping him off for kindergarten and here we are in a blink of an eye or so it seems embarking on a whole new life. Praying for you as you go through your journey this year and reflectively reminding myself of your words so eloquently spoken. Thank you for reminding me to treasure every moment.

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    • Julie
      August 17, 2014 @ 1:11 am

      We're in this together, Amy, so I'll pray for you, too!

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  7. Christy @ 11 Magnolia Lane
    August 17, 2014 @ 1:03 pm

    So well said, Julie! My son has four more years at home and sometimes I wake up in the middle of the night in a panic that I'm not teaching him this, or that…thanks for the reminder of what's truly important!

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    • Julie
      August 18, 2014 @ 11:24 am

      I'm sure you're doing a great job with your son! Enjoy every moment of his time at home!

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