I run that night through my head; over and over again.
The climb up the stairs.
The pause at his room.
His room that he will never come home to.
The walk past his room;
to her room.
I needed to tell her that her brother now resides with the King of All Kings.
I needed to tell her that her best friend, role model, recent graduate had fully graduated.
I run that memory repeatedly.
I broke her heart that day.
I could see it in her eyes.
I watched the innocence flee.
Maturity took it’s place.
My 16 year old girl became an adult while she slept.
Her world forever changed.
Her resilience and strength apparent.
Compassion growing in her soul.
Trips to Haiti.
Declaration of a Nursing major.
Pieces fitting into place.
The path rough, yet not with out purpose.
And we know that all things work together for good to them that love God,
to them who are the called according to his purpose.
I don’t know how it happened.
Where have the years gone?
The one I dressed up;
Held tightly so I wouldn’t miss. a. thing.
She’s 20 today.
Her teen years; gone.
She’s entered her twenties.
She’s loving, caring and beautiful.
She’s a hard worker, sensitive and she loves Jesus.
She’s been a rock through the toughest of times.
Her perspective often leaving me pondering.
I don’t know where this life journey will take her.
She’s been driven most of her life.
Knowing exactly what she has wanted.
She’s traveled to a 3rd world country and left a piece of that broken heart of hers each time.
Caring and desiring to serve.
To give to the least of these. . .
“The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least
of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
She is Courageous.
She is funny, serious and loving.
Her laugh is contagious.
Her temper rarely seen; but when it flares you know she is passionate about something.
She is a child of God;
surrendered to His will.
She is our daughter.
Happy Birthday College Girl!