Sweet Sixteen

Tomorrow my baby turns 16 and I’m overwhelmed with emotion. I would like to say I’m handling this like a big girl, but I’m not. On the inside I’m kicking and screaming like a two year old throwing a fit. I feel the starting of that empty nest. Even this morning as she was getting  ready for school it was non stop talk. While she has turned into the most beautiful, intelligent, Godly woman I can’t help but miss that little girl. The one that I dressed up, fixed hair and painted her nails. The one that became my very best friend the second she was born. They say hold on to every minute as it goes by fast, but no one can truly understand that until they live it.  They say being a mom is the most rewarding and heartbreaking job at the same time; until your a mom that’s hard to understand.
It feels like sand slipping through my fingers that I can no longer hold on to.
It’s tomorrow, as she turns 16 with more freedom, that I realize all those years of praying, shaping and molding her that she is ultimately God’s child and He loves her more than me. That’s hard to comprehend, but He does.

Baby girl, as you go out into this world remember who you are. Remember to stand firm in your faith, remember that your mamma is always here and praying for you every second. I love you so much more than you will ever know ( at least until your a mom anyway)

I am so proud of you.  I cannot wait to see what the future holds for you. You my dear are the best gift God ever gave me.

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you a hope and a future”Jeremiah 29:11

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