My daughter will be twelve years old in may. It raced by in a little less than a blink.
I am a huge fan of Ed Tandy McGlasson. His ministry to dads is amazing and so absolutely driven by God.
One of the main points to Ed's teaching is his "calling forth" or kids to adulthood. He teaches that part of a dad's job is to guide our kids to that moment when we see adulthood in them and declare them such.
My daughter is heading there...perhaps too soon for my liking but on heading there nonetheless. This past week we began a study series...just her and I...about the things that will become more and more important as she reaches adulthood. Things like character, godliness, integrity, faith, wisdom, purity, and Christlikeness, to name a few. With each week, and with each study, she is walking towards adulthood and learning from her daddy...and God's word...what those words all mean and how important they are in our lives. I am building a foundation with her. A foundation that she will build her life on after she is grown and gone on to become who God has called her to be. before that happens...her daddy is calling her forth to adulthood and teaching her what that means.