My Girl

4 Jun

On the verge of adolescents and all the things big girls like. Each year I thank God for another year and ask for just one more summer of playing barefoot in the grass, dandelion bouquets, girly shrieks as she runs and leaps through the sprinklers, watching a too big ice cream cone melt down her hand , pink bikes with glittery streamers blowing as she races her brother down the street, the first hints of summer sprinkled across her nose. The easiness of her laugh, the little hand that still finds it way into mine, and the angelic voice that drifts from the shower.  The emergence of the missing printer paper that has been transformed into brilliant illustrated stories, the way she sits next to me on the couch with a tight hug around my arm and soft curls on my shoulder, and bare feet and nightgown at the breakfast table. The way I admire her heart for serving and her heart for the hurting and her love for Jesus.

I thank God for her innocence and that she has this precious time to be little even if it is for just a bit longer. I know that my bargaining for another summer is quickly coming to an end…. but not this summer. I will love her even bigger and cherish all her little girlness be it just a moment longer. My prayer is that she will continue to grow in beauty and grace and that when she can no longer be little she can continue to love life with just as much enthusiasm and joy.

What a gift she is to me and to the world. I am a blessed mama who kissed her 9 year old goodnight and will wake to a beautiful 10 year old!


~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~


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5 Responses to “My Girl”

  1. puddin85 June 4, 2014 at 10:08 am #

    Happy birthday little one !

  2. Karl D Rhoads June 4, 2014 at 12:13 pm #

    Okay, I liked this post halfway through the first paragraph, and by the end of the article I was reaching for a tissue.

    I know it is times like these that we think… “Not yet, Lord. Please don’t come back just yet.”

    Yet Jesus calls us to love him even more that life itself. Sometimes it seems like a very difficult choice — until we consider that without Him, there would be no life for us to enjoy and moments to treasure.

    Thanks for sharing,

    • Rebecca June 5, 2014 at 11:20 am #

      Thanks, Karl. You said it beautifully! Exactly! I always appreciate your thoughts, wisdom, and kind words of encouragement! Many Blessings to you, my friend!

  3. Rebeca Jones June 9, 2014 at 1:43 pm #

    Rebecca, this is absolutely beautiful! I can feel your mama-heart here and I understand it completely. A belated happy birthday to your precious daughter!

    • Rebecca June 11, 2014 at 7:01 pm #

      Thanks, Rebecca…I knew you would. God blessed us with such tender mama hearts.

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