Friday, October 23, 2009

This is Zach and This is Kayla

This is Zach.

This is Kayla.

Zach and Kayla are two of my favorite people and they just happen to be my kids. I'm not sure how we got so lucky but we did. They are pretty cool... I guess I can say that since I'm their mom. I know we're blessed and not a day goes by that I don't shake my head in wonder when I see the things they do that are truly gifts from God. Sure they bug eachother but more than anything else they are really good friends, they actually like eachother. Which I know at this age could go by the wayside at any moment but I'll hold onto the hope that it won't change even as we enter these teen years.

Zach is a brainiac and so is Kayla. There is a subtle competitiveness between them, and Zach always wants to be on top. Kayla in her 11 year old wisdom already knows to not fight this battle, somehow sensing that his need to be #1 has nothing to do with her. Her insight inspires me and Zach's mettle inspires me just the same. They make me want to be the best person I can be. When I see them in the morning, even if they've challenged me the night before, they still walk into my arms and I'm only too happy to hug them.

How are you inspired by your children?

1 comment:

Purpose Coach said...

Just this afternoon, I was driving my 16-year-old daughter home from a piano recital, and without warning, she looked over and said, "I am so lucky to have you and mom for parents! You understand me, I love the way I can talk with you, and you have so much wisdom for my life."

I was stunned...and awed...and grateful beyond words. What a gift our children are from God, in spite of our mistakes as parents! Thanks, Ally, for helping us pay attention.