When each of my girls was born, as soon as they put the baby on my chest or, in Patrice’s case, after being cleared by the doctor, I said to them, “We love you and we pray you come to know Jesus as your Lord and Savior very young. That’s all that matters.”
And it is as true now, 5 years and 1 month since the first was born, as it was during those first moments.
I pray every morning “I pray you come to know Jesus very young and never let go, hang on to that forever.”
But I also have other wishes and hopes for them.
I hope they will grow up to meet a man who loves and cherishes them, and that they have lovely families (my husband and children are the greatest joys of my life). I hope they find their calling in this world, be that full-time ministry, stay-at-home mom or out in the career arena.
In the area of friendship, I hope they find friends like I have, those you don’t have to see or talk to every day to have an amazing support team, those friends who will share the minutae of life, face-to-face friends and social media friends.
I hope they grow up comfortable in their own skin. I hope hubby and I do not project our hang-ups or fears on them. I hope we encourage and help them to spread their wings and find their own way.
And oh what an adventure it will be watching them get there. The adventure it already is…
Seeing Caitlyn head off to school, Sue adjust to being the big girl in the family when sissy is gone and watching Patrice smile and laugh her way toward toddlerhood…so much to see and do, and this is only the beginning for all of us!
*all pictures from Caitlyn’s first day of school.
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