Thursday, May 25, 2006

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made....


Today is my other daughters 28th BD...I know I know I'm not old enough to have a daughter that age... ;) ...but she is 28 AND fearfully and wonderfully made.

There is a drama that opens up w/an infant in conversation with God as He is forming her in her Mothers womb. He is telling her how much He loves her and how He is making her to be left handed, an introvert, a dancer...I can't remember all of it but the point is HE is placing His fingerprints all over her, loving her into existence.....
She is born into a family that loves her but does what families do, tries to make her in their image....To get good grades, to draw right handed.......to when she goes to a birthday party to get her to go and play with the other children when all she wants is to sit on Grandma's lap......To run for office, to play soccer when all she wants to do is dance......It's not until the end, bogged down with the entrapments of life lived for others that she hears His voice again and is able to shed all that others wanted her to be and BECOME who HE made her to be....

I think of my daughter when I think of this drama. Just now unearthing / discovering passions that were put there by Him...somewhat fearfully approaching a God of the universe whose only desire is for her to become what HE made her to be in the first place. She is beautiful and amazing , an intelligent, supremely athletic, quiet and loving daughter,... so quiet that sometimes in our family we have failed to hear her, to listen to her and it is a blessing and proof of Christ in our family that she even still tries.
She is an amazing Mom, though today she is probably doubting that...I have watched her discipline my Granddaughter and when the situation (translation FIT ) is over.....there is nothing but love, no reminding her of what she just did that put her in the timeout chair...THAT ...she did not learn from me, the unconditional love that evidences itself in those situations comes from her own journey. Her own discovery of the fingerprint of GOD all over her life.......

I am blessed beyond words to have had the privilege of birthing this woman....to have had the enormous joy of parenting her however inadequately....to be able to call her my daughter, my friend, my sister in Christ....Happy Birthday LYNDSEY!!! And I love you very much MOM

11 comments:

Jada's Gigi said...

I'm very teary now...I have beautiful daughters too that I have parented so inadequatly, yet they seem to be finding themselves inspite of me. Thank God for His mercy is neverending...Happy Birthday Lindsey!

Becky said...

I am very moved by what you wrote. I have a four year old daughter. What you said is so true "to be and become who HE made her to be."

becky

Tickneen said...

Wow, you are one cool mom!

Pixie said...

Make sure Lyndsey knows what a great year 28 is! I love it!! What a lucky daughter you have!!! I love the pics, you guys look so much alike. What a special bond you two share, a bond in Christ is unbreakable.

Happy Birthday Lyndsey!

chris said...

nice post. that play sounds awesome.

Sarah said...

Great big shout out to you, sounds like you did a great job, and happy birthday to her...

MaryAnn M said...

isnt it funny how HE creates her to be the woman that she is...but in our earthly parenting wisdom we feel it is our job to create her into what WE think she should look like?

(can you tell i just learned this lesson?)

Praying for your Prodigal said...

What a beautiful post for a beautiful daughter by a beautiful mom!

From another mom who isn't old enough to be the blessed mom to a 25 year old!

Diane

Bar Bar A said...

Could the women in your family BE any more gorgeous? NO, I don't think so.

This was a beautiful tribute to your daughter. Thanks for sharing it here.

Danielle said...

Yes, Happy Birthday Lyndsey! You have a great mom!

I dig the title of this post...Fearfully and Wonderfully Made...this says it all.

Are you in any of these pics? Your daughter is gorgeous!!!!

Gina said...

I can only pray that my mom has similar sentiments towards me that you do of your daughter. I love the part about your daughter becoming who God intended her to be. . . not you. I feel as though I restle with my family in this area. I'm a lot different than what they had thought I'd be, but I can only pray that I am becoming who God intends me to be. Thank you.