Sunday, January 10, 2010
Happy Birthday to my darling daughter.
Today my little girl turned eight. EIGHT! Where did the time go? Not that long ago I was snuggling with this precious infant girl wondering at the wonder of her. Staring at her features wondering what she'd look like when she grew up...singing over her...praying over who she'll be...who'll she marry...how she'll live.
Today I'm beginning to have a little bit of an idea of what she'll look like. She looks like the daughters of my twin brothers at different times. When they are adults...it's highly possible that the three of them will look likes sisters.
Who she'll be...who she'll marry...how she'll live...now THOSE are weighty. I've heard it said that children turn out like their parents...like it or not. It's weighty because to some degree...she'll be like me...and I'm not even who I want to be, yet. Scary.
But...the sweetest thing is that I AM NOT IN CONTROL of it. God is. He is molding and shaping her IN SPITE of me. :) But I do play a part...a big part.
We haven't hit the terrible TEENS, yet...maybe we'll bypass the biggest pits...but either way...she's still my daughter and I will always love her. She's my "heavenly joy."
Happy birthday, Princess.