24 January 2012

the birthday

just over 4 years ago, God brought a quiet and stubborn little baby in to our family.  she came two weeks past her due date and certainly not the way that i had prayed for.  and now she is still quietly stubborn and doing things not exactly the way that i would like.  so unlike her older sister, she is shy and wild and crazy at the same time.  no sitting and looking at books for hours.  no sitting and listening to books for hours (unless it's about a little girl named lucy and her faun friend).  no looking people in the eye and flashing bright smiles.  nope.  she smiles when she's good and ready and not a minute before.  she runs not walks.  she screams not laughs.  she is my gwyneth grace.  and i am falling in love with her.  and i am learning to stop praying that she will be like me and that she will be wild and crazy for Jesus.  


Anonymous said...

So precious, and so right. You just want her to grow up to be the person God made her to be, whoever that turns out to be! I have decided the same thing myself, and it is hard sometimes, but I am not going to try to mold my boys into my image. I just want Christ to mold them into His image!

Daniel & Keren Threlfall said...

Happy birthday, Gwyneth! I can't believe you are 4! (Wait a second...that means I'll have a 4 year old next week, too. :))

Ellen said...

Awww . . . Marcia, we have all been there with at least one of our kids. But, with all the differences and stubbornness, I have been reminded by older, more experienced moms, also comes a steadfastness to do what is right when these children get older and give their lives to the Lord. May the Lord enable you to rear this little one for Him. So hard to believe that she's 4!!!