Faith Spilling Over… Into Everyday Life

The Teen Years: Holding onto the Wonder


Holding on to the WonderAs a teenager, I’d secretly lift clothes from my mom’s closet and wear them. When Mom left for work in the morning, I’d wait for her car to pull out of the driveway. Then I’d go into her closet and slip on her expensive designer jeans before I left for school. In the afternoon, I’d get home before she did and hang her jeans back in their place…

Did you ever do things like that when you were a teenager?

Remembering my own experiences as a teen helps me to keep perspective when my kids do things that make my blood boil.  Even though parenting teens is like riding a roller coaster, it’s the phase I’ve enjoyed most as a mom.

Today I’m guest posting for Kaylene Yoder’s series, “30 Days of Love from a Mother’s Heart.” Follow this link over to Kaylene’s to read about what happened when my mom found out about the jeans. You’ll also  find some encouragement to enjoy your teens more through “4 Keys to Keeping the Wonder of the Teen Years.”


Today I’m linking up with Holly Barrett’s #TestimonyTuesdayKelly Balarie’s #RaRaLinkup, and Jennifer Dukes Lee’s #TellHisStory. Check out their communities for more encouragement.



Author: betsydecruz

I want to enjoy the everyday life God is giving me as best I can, even when the road gets bumpy. I love having fun with my teenagers, learning almost anything, and drinking dark roast coffee with my friends.

2 thoughts on “The Teen Years: Holding onto the Wonder

  1. Hahah, I know I always wanted to wear her shoes, they were all so beautiful! But too big for me still!

  2. I did try on her clothes! And now that I have teenagers, I see them doing the same thing! It is too funny! I am heading over to Kaylene’s to read your words!

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