Tuesday, January 6, 2009

An Eldest Blessing...

There is such a blessings in each season of life.
One of the blessings of having a child in their teenage years

is seeing how the relationship grows
from being an authority, teacher, and guide
and blends into a deeper and treasured friendship.
Just as when a little child draws a picture
or writes a note to Mommy,
it is such a blessing, too, when an older child
"gives a picture and writes a note to Mommy".
Ally did just that a few days ago
and it blessed this mama's heart!

I was going to surprise you with an email,
but I just can't wait to give it to you any longer!
(You know I'm emailing :)

I wanted to let you know you mean everything to me.
Your prayers, love, care, 'profound words of wisdom'...
I don't know who I'd be if it wasn't for you.
I'm very happy for our relationship
not just as mother and daughter,
but as the very best of friends too.
I really appreciate the time and effort (and tears!)
you have put into me.
I know sometimes I don't show it like I should,
but I respect you very highly
and hope to be a spitting image of you.
(inwardly and outwardly :)
I wanted to let you know that I love you
more than anything.
Attached is a small something for you.
I hope you enjoy :)

Your daughter,

{the picture attached...}

"Lo, children are an heritage of the LORD;
and the fruit of the womb is his reward."
~ Psalm 127:3


Deborah said...

What a blessing! I know you'll treasure that note forever!

Marci said...

What a precious gift. It made me cry. You are truly blessed and so is she!!!

Aaron and Rachel Smith said...

How beautiful and touching! I pray that my girls and I can have a relationship like that when they are teens.

Enjoy your day!

Mrs. Cuddles said...

It's these unexpected words and moments that fill a mother's heart forever!!! A note for the hopechest or folded for mama's bible.


MrsMelody said...

That is something to surely treasure for many years to come. What a precious young lady Ally is. You are truly blessed.

The differences in her and so many other "teenagers" (I dislike that word, its used as an excuse for bad behavior to often) is so profound. Comparing what I know of her, to what I know of the teens in the neighborhood - yikes! I want my daughter to grow up to be like Ally!


Mrs. Trixi said...

Oh, how blessed you are. I too have a couple of those blessings.

PlainJane said...

How beautiful! What a blessing to have children rise up to call us blessed.

Kristy... said...

That Ally...
She never ceases to amaze me..
there are kids out there whom have idols like Hannah montana and such... I pray that my daughters will look up to the Allys of the world! I pray my daughter IS an Ally of the world~ What a blessing she is.. a true Gem!

Amy ~ (Life's Small Treasures) said...

Very sweet!

Proverbs 31: 28
Her children arise up , and call her blessed ; her husband also, and he praiseth her.

3 John 1:4
I have no greater joy than to hear that my children walk in truth.

JEANNIE said...

What an absolutly adorable picture of you two.. I had been thinking of you the other day and I went to look for your webpage as I used to visit you often when your hubby was still deployed... Alot of things happened in my life since I last visited... for one I am on blogger and no longer on homestead... I am sure you dont remember me and that is quite alright... I am just tickled I was able to find your blog again via stopping by "plain Janes" blog to give her my normal Hi and Hello and I spotted your name on her Chat box.... I hope you are having a blessed weekend, I just had to stop by and say hello again and say I look forward to playing catch up on your posts...

5blessings said...

Beautiful, thats one of the reasons I'm doing all this, what a blessing, the closeness with the children keeping their hearts, staying close with them.


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