Friday, March 30, 2012

5 Minute Friday...Gift

Today I am linking up with the Gypsy Mama...she hosts "5 Minute Friday."  This is where "we set a timer, throw caution to the winds and try to remember what it was like to just write without worrying if it’s just right or not."  I like that, I really do.  What a concept, write for you, not for anyone else.  Didn't we all create our blogs for us, for our families...so that's what I am doing today...writing for me!

The word for today is...GIFT

My Molly girl is a huge gift in my life.  Over 10 years ago I was told I wouldn't bear any kids, sad news to a naive 15 year old.  My then boyfriend, now husband, and I decided after we got married we would try anyway.  And now you can see the marvelous work our creator did and made...Molly.  Molly, although for the longest time looked like my husband, acts every bit like me.  So much so I find myself often trying to change her.  I don't want her to experience the heartbreaks and heartaches I did and still do.  I want her to be a free spirit, not a conformist, I want her to grow and love without hesitation, without judgement, without needing to how or why.

She is definitely a performer, an actress, a lover, a peace maker, a people pleaser, a little artist, and my gift.  Molly was my best friend for the first 3 years of her life.  We did everything together, we went places together, tried new things, she grew and I grew right along with her.  Then came Lucy, and I love her just as much as I love Molly, but it's different now.  It's different caring for two versus one, but it's also a gift to be entrusted with two lives, to raise two girls, to love them both equally yet in different ways according to their needs.

When I look at Molly I see her as a testament to faith and hope, an odds breaker, and my true GIFT from God.

5 comments:

Emily said...

I love this post to tears today. I find myself doing the same with my Anna, seeing so much of me and wanting so to correct it. And as we think of adding another to our family I wonder if I could really share all that I do with her, with another little one.
Glad I could stop by from Gypsy Mama today. Your post has blessed.

Kristin said...

Absolutely beautiful, Kate! She sure is precious!!

Elizabeth said...

This must be the perpetual longing of mothers everywhere, this desire to "fix" or "help" our children (especially those who are like us) to keep them from making the mistakes we've made. If only we could ... but the Lord will use these things in them just as He uses them in us to conform us to His image.
You shared such great thoughts.

Linda said...

Molly and Lucy are both such gifts to you...especially since you were told you couldn't have children. They are both adorable. I enjoy keeping up with them by reading your blog. They are precious...and so are you!

Holly said...

aw, i loved this! we certainly want our children to do better than we did w/ this life