Violet woke up in the middle of the night last night, something she's been doing lately for some unknown reason. Thankfully, she usually goes right back to bed without any trouble. As I took my little girl back to her room and got her settled in her bed I was overwhelmed with emotion. Tears began to stream down my face as I thought of how lucky I am to be Violet's Mother. My thoughts floated from one thing to the next and before I knew it I was whispering a prayer of gratitude and praise...
Thank you Lord for hearing and answering the cries of my heart; for answering "yes" and making me a Mother to this extraordinary little girl. Violet is perfect in every way. The curve of her cheeks, the dimple in her chin, her long feathery eye lashes that rest softly on her cheeks.
How her breath whispers softly in her sleep. Sighs of contentment slip past her perfectly pink lips and a grin brightens the night. I wonder what she's dreaming about but am thankful beyond words that whatever it is it is peaceful and brings her joy, even in her sleep.
Thank you Lord for allowing me the privilege of hearing a child, my child, call me the greatest name on earth. "Mommy". Oh how I love my name. And how I love it even more that Violet is the one who gave it to me, through the grace of God who created her through the love Gregg and I share.
Mommy, I love that name. I love hearing my precious daughter call me that. Mommy. The name brings me unmeasurable joy. But it also brings the understanding of immense responsibility. I am responsible for someone besides myself. I am responsible for everything concerning my daughter.
Lord, help me to be the mother you desire me to be and the one Violet deserves. Help me to be the mother I've always wanted to be; a mother who Violet can look up to and model herself after someday. A mother she can be proud of.
Thank you Lord for the precious gift of motherhood. Help me to be mindful of things and to never take life for granted. Help me to realize when I'm in a special moment and to pause and savor it. Help me to realize the difference between things that are truly important and special and those that only appear that way.
Thank you Lord for allowing me to realize the greatest desires of my heart ~ to be a wife and a mother. Make me the best wife and mother I can possibly be. One that will not only make my family proud but, most importantly, make You proud.
Thank you for my family. They are more precious to me than anything on this earth. Please take care of Gregg and Violet. Guard over them and keep them safe from harm. Keep them healthy and happy. And please, hold them safely in your arms.