The Twilight of Childhood

4 Jun

She wakes with an infectious smile that seems to chase away any lingering gloominess from my soul.  She rests her head with ease  in that little crook of my shoulder that always seems to fit no matter how she grows.  She reminds me what goodness, and loveliness, and kindness feels like and she freely shares it with anyone fortunate enough to cross her path.  She dreams of filling shelves at the book store with her writings and filling the stage with songs about her greatest love….Jesus.

Even though the twilight of her childhood is setting in she still clings to girlhood fiercely. She isn’t quite ready to let it go and I’m not quite ready to let her go. So for a moment I will relish in my little girl and all her little girl ways and I will keep loving her well. For these last few moments, I will be near, holding her hand as she dips her toes into adolescence, so when the sun sets for the last time on her childhood she will be ready to let go of me and pursue her own life with confidence. grace, tenderness, and passion. I pray that these gifts will be accepted well and would bring healing to a wounded world and hope to wounded souls.

But for now, I will enjoy her sleepy head on my shoulder with messy curls tickling my cheek. In a moment it will be over. Tonight she will say goodbye to ten and welcome eleven with great expectation…..just as she should.

~Be Blessed and be a Blessing~


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4 Responses to “The Twilight of Childhood”

  1. The Vintage Couple June 4, 2015 at 9:24 am #

    Awesome post friend. You should turn this post into a framed piece with her picture. It would definitely be a keepsake. Have fun with the fonts, colors and wrap around text feature. Happy Birthday Ladybug!!

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015 at 5:18 pm #

      That is such a great idea! You are so creative….I wish I lived closer 🙂 Thank you for all your encouragement, your friendship is such a blessing!

  2. Karl D Rhoads June 4, 2015 at 9:31 am #

    Once again you made my eyes water… but in a good way. Bless you, dear heart.

    • Rebecca June 5, 2015 at 5:16 pm #

      Thank you, my friend! You are always such an encouragement! God Bless you!

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