Monday, October 8, 2012

My 17 year long blessing

I have been very blessed for the past seventeen years. When I was pregnant with Jasmine, I didn't expect a daughter. I had been a tom-boy and just thought I would have a son. I was surprised by having a daughter. I had no idea what do to with a daughter!! I was expecting to throw baseballs and go fishing! It was what I had practiced for. God had other plans.

It seemed that she was born with lace on. She was so lovely and as she grew, she loved more feminine things. It was a challenge to dress her in anything that wasn't velvet and lace. She loved cleaning. That was something I had always known some people had been born with. She was organized. Again, something I lacked. She grew and loved following rules. I thought they must have given me the wrong child at the hospital. She craved order to things and to be told right from wrong, and most of all, she longed to please me and her father.

Jasmine and Carousel

Over the years, she has grown into a God loving young lady. Her zeal to please me and her father has translated into wanting to live in a way that pleases our Heavenly Father. I love that. Today, I honor my dear sweet Jasmine for blessing us with her presence for seventeen years but more importantly, I thank YHWH for the time I have had with her, learning to be the Mother of Daughters and living out the plan He has in spite of my own expectations!

Happy 17th birthday to my sweet and gentle eldest daughter. May God continue to bless you and you continue to be a blessing to all who's lives you touch!