Those who plant in tears will harvest SHOUTS OF JOY. They weep as they plant their seed, but they sing as they return with the HARVEST.

Psalm 126:5-6

Thursday, November 5, 2009

My Young Lady

This morning at the breakfast table the children seemed to be lashing out at each other. I told them I didn't like it and that we were really going to have to work on being kind to each other. My oldest daughter seemed to be really quiet and I saw her starting to tear up. I brought her into the kitchen and said,"Emily it's o.k. to cry." She is my child who very rarely shows her emotions. I just hugged her and let her cry which is a first for her. After a while I asked her if she wanted to talk. She just looked at me with tears running down her face and said," I would have had another baby brother." Nothing else was said we just held each other and cried. I think we both needed that. It is amazing to me how she is no longer my little girl but now my young lady. What a beautiful young lady she has become. I am proud to call her my daughter and look forward to the years ahead as she continues to blossom.


Tanya Ross said...

Those moments are so tender, and they make us grow closure to our children. That is so awesome that she is letting out her feelings. Thanks for sharing that, it is a great post and a wonderful reminder to take that time with out children.

l.ann said...

What a momentous day! She's seeing the blessing in children...what a great thing!

Susan said...

Lori, She is seeing the blessing in children. I told her that there would br a day when mom and dad won't have anymore babies,and she said, "Well that won't be for a while, Right?"