Dear Future Daughter

Dear future daughter,

Honestly, I can’t wait. I am so excited to have a little girl and dress you up and do your hair and paint your nails. I’m so excited for you to watch me put on lipstick and want some of your own. I dream of what you will look like even though I will think you are the most beautiful girl in the world anyway. But what I’m the most excited for is to teach you all the things my mother taught me. Oh not just not to wear white after Labor Day and which fabrics stay in which seasons, I want to teach you how to be strong, and smart, and feminine. I want to teach you to be modest in your dress, in your speech, in your actions. I want to teach you to be graceful in your stand and in your response. I want to teach you to show love without expectation. I want to teach you to respect yourself and those around you. I want to teach you to trust in God for absolutely everything. I want to teach you to wait for his perfect timing and to rest in his perfect will. I want to teach you to never give up no matter who or what stands in your way. I want to teach you that God’s way is so much more perfect than you could ever imagine. The thing is, I know that these things are caught rather than taught. Obedience to God is contagious in the life of a child, and I want to not only speak these truths into your life. I want to live them in front of you every day. I am so far from perfect, and I know that sometimes I will mess up. By God’s grace, though, and with his help, I will become the type of mom that my mom is. I want to be the type of mom that my daughter looks at and says, “I want to be just like her.” I want to be worthy of that honor in God’s eyes. Such a big job of raising a daughter of God should be a privilege and never taken lightly. And I know that as long as I keep my eyes on God, he will see us through it all. So, daughter, I love you already even though we have never met. Even though you are a long way off, I know that if you strive to please God, you will change the world. I just hope I can be there to light every step of the way for you, and I just hope I can make you proud.

 

Love, your mom

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4 comments

  1. I know most of what you write is directed torwards young ladys. But I just wanted to say, be encouraged and keep doing what you do because it reaches far more than you know. And as a father of two of the sweetest girls I’ve ever met in my life, I am very encouraged by you and what you do. I can only pray as a father, that my girl’s, love and relationship towards Jesus, looks a lot like yours as the grow and mature and walk with the Lord. And continue to be patient, as you are in waiting for who God has for you. I waited 33 years myself and now I’m blessed with a wonderful wife and mother of two of the sweetest girls you could ever meet. God bless you and thank you and I pray He grant you exceedingly above what you can ask or imagine, and all the desires of your heart.

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  2. That is so beautiful! It brought tears to my eyes. I am a mother to a beautiful, smart, strong-willed 5year old little girl and you’re wish for your future daughter are very much the same as mine. Children are such precious gifts of God. Thank you for writing this. It has truly touched my heart. ~Haley

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  3. My wife and I are about to begin the journey of parenthood and much of what you’ve written in her I want for my future children. I found the line, ” I know that these things are caught rather than taught” particularly veritable and thought provoking. Thank you for maintaining a blog of this caliber and quality. Your thoughts and the basis for them are refreshing and current.
    Vaya con Dios,
    -Jeff

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