Wednesday, February 9, 2011

I Simply Cannot Believe It!

My most precious firstborn daughter is 15 years old today!! I had three boys in a row and desperately longed for a daughter. I remember after having the three boys relatively close together and being new in Christ, I said over and over how I didn’t want anymore children. P1010810

I shutter at the thought now. Thank you, Father, for mercy and blessing the womb that I cursed! Brian had prayed that my heart would change, and it did! One month, I never wanted another child, the next I couldn’t wait to be pregnant. Not only did He bless me with another child, he gave me my heart’s desire, a daughter.

She is more than I could have even hoped to be at her age. She is sweet, tender, graceful, gentle and gloriously feminine.

I am humbled and honored to be called ‘Mama’ by that precious thing. I wrote the following ‘post’, if you will, months ago with the intention to post it on her birthday.

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I watch you. You walk into a room with such grace and elegance. Your head held high, your face aglow with innocence. Your flowy and girly skirt floats around you.

You carry yourself with a grace and confidence I never knew. To know such femininity and dignity at your age. Pure and undefiled.

I see you, not only patiently, but excitedly read aloud to your siblings. The joy in your voice as you share stories you love.

You brush girl’s hair, change diapers, play ‘house’ and countless other things that bring joy to littles. You even take them with you to water plants or hang laundry or vacuum the steps, always singing, bringing joy.

You sing and worship while you wash dishes, while you shower, while you lie upon your bed, while you garden, endless praises coming forth from your mouth to the One who gifted you with that angelic voice.


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I love you, my precious. What a beautiful combination of grace, femininity and strength. Happy Birthday, Victoria!


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9 comments:

Marie said...

Oh how lovely! I have three daughters ages 4 to 8 and reading this brought tears to my eyes. What a blessing! Thank you for sharing!!!

Mrs. Stam said...

Happy birthday sweet lady :-)

Farmgirl Cyn said...

The happiest of birthdays to your precious Victoria! She is a real cutie patootie! I love the way she is so "at home" with me, sharing her latest treasure or running off to do whatever her mama is asking of her. You are SO blessed, Michelle.

In His grace,
Cindy

cooperkelly4 said...

Happy birthday! How sweet. Praying for a wonderful birthday year ahead!

Natalieh said...

Tell that beautiful girl of yours that I said "Happy Birthday" and that I love her super much. :)))

Love you,
Nat

Laurie said...

I had to let you know how much I could relate to your story. My husband and wanted three children and when I got pregnant for the fourth, I cried and was so depressed. I really didn't want another baby...... well, to make a long story short (the long story is beautiful but long..)Abigail was born and on her fifth day of life God used her to lead me to personal relationship with Christ. Abbey was planned by God to bring to Himself. All four daughters, three son in laws, and even some of our grandchildren (the others are still very little) AND my husband and I have all asked Jesus into our hearts. What a short sighted life we live. I am so thankful that God knew what was best for me and mine.

Jenna said...

Dear Victoria,

Just yesterday I was thinking of YOU and wondering when your birthday was...so HAPPY BIRTHDAY:)

I pray that the Lord will bless you abundantly as you grow in HIM this coming year~

Much love,
Jenna

His bondservant said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. She is a beautiful girl...takes after her mother! I have a daughter turning 15 in August...and she sounds so much like yours. They are truly a treasure from the Lord. Happy birthday to her!

Elaine said...

What a beautiful tribute to your daughter. What a beautiful daughter.