WHEN I WAS THAT GIRL…
I grew up modestly in houses that were simple and homes filled with love and acceptance.
I laid in the grass and imagined grand treasures hidden among the clouds.
I stood in awe under the night sky and wished upon the stars and constellations.
I dreamed of a beautiful farm-house nestled in fields of daisies and wildflowers that would blow haphazardly in the wind.
I envisioned horses galloping through the fields and sheep dotting my land with their genteel nature.
I saw chickens laying eggs that I would gather for breakfast to feed my brood of happy, healthy children.
I looked ahead and saw perfectly behaved children who would need me to nurture and guide them.
I just knew I would be met with sweet kisses and endearing words from my husband every evening.
I was confident I would be a social butterfly with dozens of girlfriends with whom I would shop and laugh.
I imagined life would be filled with BBQs, picnics in the park, lakeside chatter, afternoon Teas, and late night talks.
I knew I was created for a purpose but finding it was a mystery to me.
I loved the people in my circle as well as I knew how.
I dreamed of six little girls who would dress up and share tea parties with me.
I never imagined myself mothering a son.
I read books of grand places and my heart stirred with a wanderlust to see the world.
When I was THAT girl, I was filled with dreams and wonder!
NOW, THAT I AM THIS GIRL…
I live in a beautiful home surrounded by people who grant me acceptance.
I still love finding hidden treasures among the clouds.
I am as much in awe of the night sky as I have always been.
I continue to love daisies and prefer wildflowers over perfectly groomed flower beds.
I appreciate horses in other people’s pastures and love the English moors dotted with sheep.
I buy fresh eggs from the Amish couple at our local farmer’s market.
I meet everyday thankful that God trusts me enough to mother these precious, imperfect souls.
I grant my husband deep respect that comes from years of sharing life together, even when valleys were deep and vast.
I appreciate that life has given me enough trouble to realize my true, committed and abiding friends.
I treasure stolen moments of time to write, drink Tea, read a book and ponder life.
I realize that life is a GIFT given to me by a sovereign GOD for the purpose of impacting eternity.
I cherish friendships and work, often not hard enough, to passionately love the people in my circle.
I embrace the special needs of my amazing daughter, Emma Grace, who humbles me everyday.
I celebrate the uniqueness of my son, Spencer, and am continually grateful that I get to be his mommy.
I travel every chance I get and live in awe of the planet God created for me to enjoy.
Now that I am THIS Girl, I realize that I am incredibly blessed!