My oldest daughter, Jackie, gave me the sweetest letter yesterday for Mother's Day. I had to share:
I love you so much. You are inspiring and a gift from Heaven. Thank you so much for always being there for me. As long as I remember, you have answered all my questions. No matter how disturbing the answer may be. I can’t believe you have such a variety of knowledge from mean girls to my body. I can’t believe God himself has sent me a present=you. You are the best mom anyone could ask for.
Jackie (will be 11 on 5/15/11)
This tear-inducing letter brought about the following prayer last night.
Let me always live up to these sweet words, and let her always believe I have a variety of knowledge instead of thinking I don’t know anything or I just don’t understand. Please give me the strength to raise her to leave me, to go out into a world which I both know and can’t possibly fathom.
May she know You and turn to You when I am gone. I want these for each of my daughters and so much more.
In Jesus’ name I pray, Amen.