To My Daughter: It’s OK

Two years ago, the Lord saw fit to bless me with a daughter.

A daughter who is a lot like me. She has my nose. My hair. My gracefulness. (See also: Falls up the stairs.)

She also has my attitude. Stubbornness. Passion. Independence.

Feel free to pray for me.

In all things, she is a blessing. Even in those moments when scrambled eggs fly across the kitchen table or as she nails me in the jaw with a foot during one of her epic tantrums. (Disclaimer: If you ever see me in these moments, I might be muttering something about her being a blessing through gritted teeth as I talk to the ceiling.)

She is becoming more and more of a “real” person everyday. Saying new things. Doing new tricks. Growing. Changing. Utterly blowing my mind (and swelling my heart.)

OKAs I watch this little dishwater-blonde-haired girl blossom, I can’t help but think about all of the things I want to say to her. About life. About love. About Jesus.

Bottom line, my sweet daughter: It’s OK.

When you want to dress up as a princess and then go out play with the worms on the sidewalk in a rainstorm, it’s OK.

When you get frustrated learning how to zip your jacket, it’s OK.

That moment I discover you took your not-so-washable markers and drew on my walls, here’s a rag to clean it up—it’s OK. (But please don’t do it again.)

On the days when you wake up in “a mood,” it’s OK.

Later in life, when you get embarrassed in front of your friends, it’s OK.

This list continues… Want to check out the rest of it? Please hop on over to my friend Kaylene’s place to keep reading this contribution to “30 Days of Love from a Mother’s Heart.”

Friends, what aspect of raising a girl would you add to this list of “It’s OK?” We would love to hear from you. Chime in and leave a comment.

Being a Mama to a little girl is hard—and rumor has it that it doesn’t exactly get easier. I am grateful for this current season when boys are just platonic playmates and dressing up only goes as far as our living room.

For now, when this mama’s heart is weary, fighting worry and overwhelmed with this call as my Little One’s earthly guide, I just close my eyes, open my ears and here Christ’s gentle whisper to my heart:

It’s OK.”

 Resting in Him,

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The voice came a second time: “If God says it’s okay, it’s okay.” ~Acts 10:15 MSG

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Linking up today with Kelly,   Laura at Playdates with God,  Joan’s  Beauty in His Grip,  Jen over at Soli Deo Gloria Sisterhood,  and Hazel via  Tell Me a Story. Be sure to join our #EverydayJesus link-up  community right here at 7 Days Time every Thursday! 

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  1. Thank you so much for an awesome contribution to the series! Hang in there Mama- It’ll all be ok! <3 xoxo
    Kaylene Yoder recently posted…10 Commandments of MotherhoodMy Profile

    • You are very welcome– and thanks for the opportunity, Kaylene. Praying that your month of Loving Mama’s hearts is oh-so-fruitful!

  2. What would I add to the list? It’s OK to cry. It’s OK to feel emotions so strong that you scarce can take them in. It’s OK to make mistakes. And it’s definitely OK to admit that you can’t do it all!

    You, baby girl, have a wonderful mommy and daddy who love you very much. And a Heavenly Father who loves you to infinity! Never, ever forget that!!

    GOD BLESS!
    Sharon recently posted…“SPITTING STITCHES”My Profile

  3. Praise God that He sees all our mistakes, knows all our weaknesses, and loves us anyway! May we follow His example when it comes to our children! Thanks for this inspiring post. Linked up with you at SDG Gathering — hope you’ll stop by Saved by Grace for a visit!
    God bless,
    Laurie
    Laurie Collett recently posted…Storm, Shipwreck and a Snake: Have Faith in God’s Plan!My Profile

    • Isn’t is wonderful that God DOES love us in spite of ourselves. Collective sigh of contentment 🙂 Thanks for coming by, Laurie. Blessings!