May 23, 2007

Odds and Ends with my Girls

Meadow spent the night with my best friend's little girl Lydia last night and I can't believe how quiet the house is without her, nor can I believe how much I miss her. My heart aches with a loneliness but she is coming home today and I'm excited to see her. She loves spending the night away from home it just doesn't happen often. I would rather that my girl's friends stay with us.

Yesterday the girls cleaned the house for me and they done a great job. Everything looks great and I suppose tomorrow we will be packing preparing to go on vacation. I can't wait to go and have time with my family away from all the regular things you have to deal with. My mom and dad are going and my sister who lives in Myrtle Beach is riding down so really it will feel like a reunion of sorts.

Last night my middle daughter Sky went to bed early. She was pooped and bored with cleaning so she copped out by going to bed. How funny?! She'd do anything to get out of cleaning!!

My oldest daughter Heaven and I sat up talking. I love times like that. Times that she opens up and pours herself out to me. The trust that she bestowes to me is touching. I never ever at that age talked with my mom and when I did it was lies, never did I share with her the reality of what I was going through. Not Heaven, she comes to me and shares her deepest struggles and for that I feel honored. She does say before she gets started, "Mom, I need to talk to you about some things but before we get started I need you to promise that you'll stay out of this and let me handle it ok?" *Sigh* with a Big Grin! :) I get the picture and when she is done pouring out her troubles I have to admit it is hard stepping back and allowing her to handle things. She does listen to my opinons which are sometimes more harsh than her own but at least she listens and weighs things out. She asks if she can sleep with me since her daddy is on the road and I say yes...knowing Sky is already in my bed! They love sleeping with me when their daddy is gone and since Meadow was away there was room for all three of us. When we turned in she asked me to say her prayers. Of course I obliged and I laid hands on her and said her prayers. When I rolled over I hid the tears that fell because I was so touched that my almost 17 year old would ask her mommy to say her prayers for her.

I am so thankful for my daughters. God is so good to me and sometimes the blessings that He floods me with are almost too many for me to absorb! I am so grateful... so thankful...to my Daddy upstairs, my heavenly Father....How great a job He does in taking care of His little girl. I'll always be His little girl.

Le 22:29 And when ye will offer a sacrifice of thanksgiving unto the LORD, offer it at your own will.

Ps 50:14 Offer unto God thanksgiving; and pay thy vows unto the most High:

Ps 69:30 I will praise the name of God with a song, and will magnify him with thanksgiving.

Ps 95:2 Let us come before his presence with thanksgiving, and make a joyful noise unto him with psalms.

1 comment:

Irritable Mother said...

What an absolutely wonderful story! You are blessed. And so is your daughter - to have a mom who will listen and take seriously her daughter's desire to work things out on her own. I have no doubt she would come to you when she needs the help because you have shown her such love and respect in previous moments. Good job, Mom!!!