I knew I was having a daughter when I was pregnant with her. I just knew. At one point, the thought crossed my mind that I could be wrong and I was shocked for a short time, but then just went back to what I knew. Even at her birth when my mom brought in beautiful handmade pink things, I asked her where the blue things were. She laughed and said that I was so sure that she hadn't made anything blue.
Where do I even start. This can be a hard post to write - not because I don't know what to say, but because there is just too much to say. My amazing, beautiful, smart, talented daughter ... is such a delightful young woman! I love having her in my life and our family.
She wasn't sure how she wanted to celebrate and so we didn't plan a lot on that day. That worked out well since Eliana was glutened and very sick that morning. We still found ways to celebrate including shopping and lunch out and by the afternoon, Eliana felt well enough to join us.
One of the surprises we had for Rebecca was this.
Those of you that know Rebecca know that she is sweet, caring and sometimes quiet. She is also intelligent, inquisitive and has an amazing memory! And in spite of being reserved at times, she is strong in her convictions and willing to stand up for what she believes.
I love that she has a strong faith and is always asking questions and seeking to learn more. She is curious and loves to read. She has introduced me to many great books!
Rebecca is independent and willing to be who she is - and I love that!
I love you and am so thankful to be your mom. I love seeing the gifts and talents that God has given you being put to good use in your life. Stand strong in your convictions and keep trusting God to guide you. He has great plans for you now and also in the future. I look forward to seeing what your future holds.
I pray for you often precious daughter!
16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. 17 And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him. Colossians 3:16-17