My mama-heart is proud today.
Most days are precious and filled with hugs and tippy-toe turns. Tea parties with sweet, stuffed friends. Watching her take care of her babies, making sure each one is perfectly wrapped in their blanket.
I prayed over my belly- that He would use her and that her spirit would shine brightly for Him.
As she has grown to be the person she is today, three things are abundantly clear.
3. She is watching me, in every way.
I saw something once that said "our children become who we are, so strive to be the person you want them to be." That may not be the exact quote- but you get the point. I pray that when Olivia looks at my life 5, 10, 15 years from now she'll see a woman of dignity, of grace.
Friends I think if there's one thing we can all agree on it's that we want the best for them.
We want them to be happy, and healthy. There are countless books written that will tell you how to be the best mother, the toughest mother, the fill-in-the-blank mother; and they're all filled with advise from well-meaning authors. I've even read a few of them. Well, I read a few chapters anyway.
But I think the most important thing that we can do for these precious souls is to be who we were created to be. To be honorable, and humble. Help little old ladies, and wash your hands.
Be true, and a great friend. Be more worried about who is sitting next to you than what you're wearing. Read the Word of God, and don't just see the words, but live it too.
Because, sweet friend, they see us, in every moment. Let's make sure they see more Him and less us.