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Thursday, April 2, 2015

Dear Baby Girl Part 2

Dear Baby Girl,

Goodnight baby girl. Don't ever forget that your beautiful, wonderful, intelligent, awesome, a good person inside and out and that Mommy loves you and will always love you no matter what and always be there for you no matter what!

As you know this is what I used to whisper in your ear every night while you were sleeping.  I did this because I wanted you to know how wonderfully made you were.  I wanted to make sure you grew up to become a strong, hard working, confident, goal orientated and independent women.  That is exactly who you have become.

You are the type of women who doesn't want a crutch to hold you up.  You want to go out and conquer this crazy world all by yourself and make things happen for you, without any help!  Once you have your mind set on something, watch out world! Independent women tend to think they can do it all.  Lord help the person who has any doubt in them because they will show the doubters otherwise.  You know the saying, "If you want something done right you have to do it yourself."  I mean come on, there is no way someone else can do it as well as an independent women, right? 

You are full of great qualities and they will take you far in life, but not far enough.  Eventually, you, like everyone else, will get worn out.  You will start to wonder why do I feel stuck?  Why can't I go any further?  Why is it that I have accomplished so much but there is still this empty feeling inside me?  How do I fill that void?

Look at the result: You plant much but harvest little. You have scarcely enough to eat or drink and not enough clothes to keep you warm. Your income disappears, as though you were putting it into pockets filled with holes!
Haggai 1:5-6

 When a Samaritan woman came to draw water, Jesus said to her, “Will you give me a drink?” The Samaritan woman said to him, “You are a Jew and I am a Samaritan woman. How can you ask me for a drink?”  Jesus answered her, “If you knew the gift of God and who it is that asks you for a drink, you would have asked him and he would have given you living water.”  “Sir,” the woman said, “you have nothing to draw with and the well is deep. Where can you get this living water?  Are you greater than our father Jacob, who gave us the well and drank from it himself, as did also his sons and his livestock?”  Jesus answered, “Everyone who drinks this water will be thirsty again, but whoever drinks the water I give them will never thirst. Indeed, the water I give them will become in them a spring of water welling up to eternal life.”
John 4:7-14

Baby girl, even with how awesome you are, you can't do it all, it's just not possible.  We were not created to do it all on our own, we need help.  Help from our family, friends, and most importantly from God.  The Samaritan women above thought the harder she worked, the more pleasures in life (water) she would create for herself.  She thought these pleasures would bring her joy, love, happiness and peace but if you continue to read her story you find out those things didn't last for a long time in her life.  Why is that?  It's because she was going at it the wrong way.  Honey, we both can think of some people we know that try to create their own happiness.  They think that one thing or that one person is going to make them happy but down the road they are back to feeling the same way.  More examples are drugs, alcohol, and sex.  When your in the middle of one of these activities you feel great but once your come down from your high or drunkenness all your problems come back, and you have that empty feeling again.  Why is that? Because they're going about it the wrong way.  They are missing God in their life and until they are willing to accept that fact they will never have that void filled.

Why is it that we need God to fill that void?  Because He created us, He wants a relationship with us and until we pursue that relationship we will always have that empty feeling deep in our soul.  But once we do pursue Him amazing things happen in our lives!

Love you baby girl!


  1. Yes. As St. Augustine said, "our hearts are restless until they rest in you, O Lord."

    I think your last paragraph sums it up beautifully. We were created by him to be in relationship with him.

  2. So beautiful. Funny, this is ME and my 12 year old daughter. I have to mull this over for her, though. I've always championed her independence since she has developmental & learning disabilities. But I KNOW this feeling all too well - doing it all on my own - but God has been gracious in teaching me!

    1. Yes, raising daughters(especially teenagers) to know how to take care of themselves but at the same time depend on God is very hard.

  3. This is so touchy and inspiring as well. All mothers need to read it.