So week 0 has passed and while the girl seemed to enjoy herself, I’ve my worries.
I can feel that the hours spent with her are much shorter now and it could only get shorter as the years go by. By the time she goes to Secondary school, I probably will only see her in the evening.
Spending quality time and maintaining close relationship with her suddenly becomes a priority. I’m aware that I’m fighting against the world’s influence on her because in a way, many things are not within my control.
Her choice of friends in school, the behaviour she observes and chooses to adopt, the food she chooses to buy from the canteen….
Before long, she would choose not to speak to us about her deepest thoughts.
It will happen very soon.
So again, the early years are important and hopefully what we have imparted to her, values and what not, will take root.
Of course we will have to continue to walk with her. The challenges we are going to face will be different.
God is in control. I must remember that.
These siblings have not much time to interact with each other too, with them being in different sessions… again. Oh well.