My last post came across a little shallow to me. Poor me.. I have to such a hard life, planning homeschooling by the pool… NOT!! Shame on me. I live a VERY blessed life and am thankful for it every day.
My dear friend over at Raising Little Women wrote a beautiful blog entry about her dear little ones hands. It got me to thinking of my little princesses, or the lack of them being little anymore.
I do miss their precious little hands. I can remember like it was yesterday walking through the store or at the mall with those little fingers wrapped around mine. So soft and sweet.
It all goes so fast though. And we’ve all heard the wonderful older ladies tell us ” they grow up so quick.”
Yesterday my youngest princess had to deal with something that has been an issue for couple years now. It’s one of those things that will always be a challenge for her, but also an opportunity to grow. Her Maker created her in a special way. In HIS design. She has a true passion to dress modest, but in style, and with her make up it can be a challenge.
We set off to the mall to take advantage of some of the great clearance sales that are going on. On the way to the mall we were able to talk about how God is using this struggle for HIS purpose and how she can use it as a testimony of God’s work in her life. She sees a lot of girls who struggle with their self image and wants to be an example to them. She knows that God made her exactly how He wanted her to be, but as a teenager.. it can just be hard sometimes.
But at the mall we found some great clothes and blessings! God is so kind and loving. Seeing my daughters eyes light up as we found more and more clothes that actually fit AND looked good, my heart just overflowed with love for her AND for her Heavenly Father who loves her more then me.
I’m in awe so much of the time of how my princesses have turned out. People have told me that I have beautiful girls, on the inside and out. That they are kind, loving, and very sweet. But I take no credit for this. It’s ALL Him. Yes, my DH and I have raised them, but we just follow HIS lead. I take none of the glory, but raise my hands to the ONE who blessed us with such beautiful girls.
So, though I miss the little hands that would grab tightly because they trusted me so much, I am cherishing each of these moments with my beautiful God’s girls – watching them grow in His likeness and following His lead.