She (5 Minute Friday)
She was my firstborn…my experiment with motherhood.She is my number 3…my experiment with seeing if I remember what to do with a teeny tiny little person.
She made me wonder what in the world I was doing having a baby at 25- would I have what it takes to be a good momma?She makes me wonder what in the world I am doing having a baby at 34- will I have the energy it takes to be a good momma?
She came into the world past due…after being coaxed a little by the kind doctor…with no drama or complications.She arrived early after being coaxed to remain in her cozy, warm home for a bit longer by a good doctor…with high drama and a violent beginning.
She was the spitting image of her daddy…his strong genes showing in her every feature.She does not carry our DNA but has a tremendous hold on our hearts- especially her Daddy’s.
She often tested my patience and resolve with her strong personality.She is still in the early newborn days of kitten noises and stretching limbs..her personality unfolding over the next few months.
She was momma’s sweet girl.She is momma’s beauty from ashes.
She left this earth so early after a battle with a cruel, hard disease.She is the living, breathing legacy of the first she…so much so that she carries her middle name. Grace.
God continues to prove his faithfulness…his hope…his love…his redemptive spirit.