For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through endurance and the encouragement of the Scriptures we might have hope. —Romans 15:4

Friday, May 10, 2013

This One's for the Girls

Psalm 139:13-14
For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.

I remember the first time that I felt my oldest child move in the womb. A tiny quiver stirred inside. At that moment, I knew that sweet baby would bring joy to my life. No bigger than a minute, I knew beyond a doubt that she’d teach me, fill me with awe and bring me closer to God. That stir wasn’t just the wonder of new parenthood; I felt the same with her sisters. The Lord created a bond between us when He knit that child into the person she’d grow to be.

Now that my girls are adults, I see the work of His hands. Anyone who has more than one child knows that each one has their own personality, gifts and perspective. There were some growing pains and sibling disagreements, but they loved their way to adulthood, as they followed the path God led them on. Each one shares their faith and love in their own way, either as a parent or mentor to children and young adults. I’m blessed to see how they live for the Lord.

As Mother’s Day comes around, I want to say thank you to all the women who have influenced my daughters. What a joy to know that there are ladies who reached out to mentor, teach and just be there. And I want to say thanks to my girls for making me the mom that I am today. J

Has someone reached out to you and made a difference in your life?