On March 31st our little Chele turned 7. Time seems to have flown by so fast; I guess all parents feel that way.
As much as I wish time could stand still for a moment so I can enjoy my little ones longer, I am thankful for every year of their growth. I am thankful to be their mother. I am thankful for the joy they bring me. I am thankful that they are mine to care for.
I am especially thankful for my little girl. She is a gift from God to me.
As years go by, I have had the blessing of experiencing a true mother/daughter bond that I wished I could have had as a little girl. My baby girl is my fire cracker; she is full of love and energy all the time. And her little hand is always in reach to hold mine as though she knows I enjoy those little moments.
My precious one, I love you and look forward to many more years to come.
They say “it takes a village to raise a child”. That is true in a way because we have our own village of people that have relentlessly supported us in many little ways as we raise our little ones and we are forever thankful. But yet I believe that it truly takes God’s grace to raise a child. It’s only by His Grace that I was able to carry my baby to full term. It was only by God’s grace that I was able to safely deliver this child. It’s only by God’s grace that a broken person like me can selflessly love my precious baby. It’s only by God’s grace that my baby can grow a year after another in such a broken world. It’s all Him and I give Him all the glory.
I pray that God will continue to give me/ us the Grace to rely on Him in raising our children. To remember constantly that our precious children that we raise with so much love are His and He loves them more than we are capable of loving them.
I pray that as years go by, my little Chele will grow to know God; His love and grace for her. That she would never know a moment without God in it. That my baby girl would always depend only on Him who is unchanging; God.
Happy birthday my precious one; my baby girl.
I love you more than I know to put to words.