Saturday, May 22, 2010

Dear Kate--May 21, 2010

Dear Kate,

Tonight Daddy and I bought you your first pair of sunglasses. The joy the rainbow colors brought you easily made them worth far more than the $2.50 they cost.

You look so beautiful in them.

But you can't sleep in them, and so we had a little...disagreement at bedtime. I rocked you in your rocking chair while you hugged me tightly and cried profusely about the injustice of my decision.

When God decided I would be your mother, along with that He decided to give me more than I could ever have prepared for. Just as you turn to me now and ask, "Mommy, you like it?", so will you look to me later with unsure eyes, asking for the right moves to make--sometimes without speaking at all.

What should I wear?
Which girls at school can I trust?
What sport or activity should I join?
What boy should I like?
he really be "the one"?

For now, our decisions to make are relatively simple, but I know as you grow in height and in beauty, they will become deeper and more complex. I'm waiting for you to ask about toe nail polish colors, but I must accept that before I'm through with that stage, we will be choosing a prom dress, a college, and one day a husband.

"Charm is deceitful, and beauty is vain, but a woman who fears the Lord is to be praised" (Proverbs 31:30).

I pray that as I marvel at your beauty in those new rainbow sunglasses, I will also teach you what real beauty is. That God created you to long for Him, to run after Him, to ask Him, "Daddy, you like it?"
Peace of Christ to you,


  1. You are such a great Mom, I pray that our children will know that as they go through their lives. I am immensely blessed that God has given you to me as my wife. I Love You.

  2. What a beautiful post. She will grow up well with such a wise Mum!