Friday, October 20, 2006

Birthday Princess and Daughter of the King!

Do you have a day in your life when you know beyond a shadow of a doubt God took you gently by the shoulders and looked you right in the face and affirmed in flesh and blood that He was the Great Creator? That happened to me 15 years ago, today.

15 years ago, my DH and I were in the hospital having our first child. She arrived on her due date (good girl!). Not only was that my daughter’s birth day it was also a God day for me. When I looked into the face of that amazing little person I was so awe struck with creation and the Creator. I can not understand how anyone can hold their child in their arms and not know there is a God…there has to be…I am just not that good.

Becoming a Mother has been one of the greatest gifts I have ever been given. I have always felt that my children are not really mine, just on loan to me from God. I am so thankful for every single day I have been able to share with them.

My daughter was a message from God to me. She was the fork in the road where I decided I wanted to be a better person and having her gave me the confidence to believe that it could be. It was a moment in time when I fell in love with not just that precious baby but also with my dear husband in a way I could never have anticipated. God showed me what love was supposed to be that day. With the birth of my daughter, God took a couple and forged a family.

She is beautiful, smart, talented and so very funny. DH and I really love spending time with her and I hope that never changes. This morning we had a special breakfast out and her grandparents joined us and presented her with that coveted gift that teen-agers far and wide seek…the keys to her 1st car. It is a bit overwhelming to think we have come to that milestone…even though she still has a year to wait until she has her driver’s license. Sometimes I just don’t feel prepared (or old enough!) but I look forward with a mix of sadness (at her passing childhood) and excitement over the possibilities that God has for her life. I am thrilled to have the chance to share them.

Happy Birthday, dear sweet angel-pie!

“They shall not labor in vain, nor bring forth children
for trouble; for they shall be the descendants of the
blessed of the Lord and their offspring with them.”
Isaiah 65:23


  1. My daughter also arrived on her due date. I agree that one can not look at a newborn baby and not realize that they are indeed a gift from God!
    Happy Birthday to your daughter!
    (and keys to a car- wow! what a gift!)

  2. Wow, what a testimony, Belle-ah!! Happy birthday to your princess and I share your sentiment.....God is indeed Creator and Maker of all things.

  3. What a wonderful memory. I loved reading the passion in this post.

    I agree completely -- God shook me to see Him in the creation through my first baby (though it took me almost 2 years to realize it wasn't just hormones). lol!

  4. God is good, all the time. I'm so happy that's the truth.

    Baby girl went and grew up on you, didn't she Mama? I certainly know the feeling. I get to do it two more times.

    You're such a great writer! You ought to do it like a book or something. I love reading your posts!

    Happy 15 to your Angel!

  5. That was beautiful! I truly was touched by it!

  6. Beautiful post. I so enjoyed reading it. Before I know it, we will be there. . . Thanks for sharing your heart.


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