Monday, November 5, 2012

The joys of being a woman

My daughter is running towards becoming a woman. She is growing taller and more beautiful everyday. Her body is about to start that thing that takes her into womanhood. As I sat thinking today about my little girl growing up, I came to realize I have two options. 

1.  I can be negative and tell her it's a pain in the rear.  I can tell her that its not fair that women have to experience cramps, bloating, etc.

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2.  I can celebrate with her. I can tell her that this is what God created her body to do.  I can lovingly show her ways to minimize her discomfort.

I choose #2

I want to be an example to her. I want to teach her to find the good in this life that God blessed her with.  Her crampy uterus will one day, God willing, grow my grand babies. How beautiful is that?!  

So, I think I'll plan something special for the big day. I am going to buy her a present to celebrate her entrance into womanhood. It won't be grand, but it will be meaningful, and hopefully something she will cherish. My heart expands as I think about how much I love my girl.  May I always look to God to lead her in a positive way. 
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20 comments:

  1. New follower here. Found you through I-can't-remember-any-more-because-I'm-too-tired bloggie link up. Oh goodness, please do celebrate! We've been celebrating the day for two daughters now and will eventually with two more. Invite their aunties and go have icecream together! It should be a celebration of the young women they are becoming!
    good stuff! Thank you for sharing.
    nancy-of the crazy 9
    http://nancyvnjourney.blogspot.com/

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  2. Thanks for your sweet encouragement! I look forward to celebrating with her! She is so precious to me and I can't wait to share this new journey with her. Xoxo

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  3. Oh my, you sound like a WONDERFUL mother! I remember back to those years in my life. Support and encouragement are HUGE, especially during those years.

    Keep shining for Him!

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  4. i dread this with my daughter! I hope I can celebrate it like you!

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  5. Following you from the hop and would love it if you followed me back :)

    Lyndsay @ theallmylove.blogspot.com

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  6. What an amazing mom you are! My mother and sisters did it for me. It's truly impacted my life. While some girls complain and grief i know the joy behind it because my mother and sisters taught me!

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    1. Thanks! I am looking so forward to sharing this with her. I feel so blessed to have such a wonderful daughter. I love her like crazy! :)

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  7. Please share what you decide. I have many years before this moment, and would like also to make it special not horrid.

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    1. I bought her a charm bracelet and had a heart put in the center of it. When she looks at it, she can remember that she has the heart of a woman and her mama's heart is always with her. :)

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  8. Oh friend, your girl is so lucky to have a mom celebrate her for who she is! When I went through that my mom gave me a butterfly charm and I still have it. It was so special to know my mom was on my side and shared the joys of God's creative way.

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    1. Thanks Megan! You are blessed to have an amazing mom. She grew you into a beautiful, God loving woman. She should be so proud! :) xoxo

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  9. Aw I never thought of that before and I feel bad for not thinking of that! She is definitely blessed to have you!

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    1. Don't feel bad! Before my girl started growing into a preteen, I thought my cycle was horrid.

      Thanks for your kind words. Love to you!!

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  10. One of the greatest honors of my life is getting to see my "little girl" - that beautiful baby that came from my body - grow into a young woman and go through the process of having a baby of her own! It still brings me to tears to think about it. :0)
    The day she started her first cycle, I surprised her by picking her up from school early, taking her out to a lunch of burgers and chili-cheese fries and an afternoon together to celebrate. Just us women.

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    1. Aww, your comment brought tears to my eyes. Your girl is blessed to have you for a mama.
      Love to you my blogging friend! xoxo

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  11. That is a wonderful idea that I will happily steal if I ever have a daughter! :-)

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  12. What a beautiful post. I remember when the time came for me my father purchased a small little something the commemorated his little girl becoming a woman. Every time I look at that gift it makes me smile at the memory it holds. Thank you for sharing and for linking up to the Empowered Living blog hop, hope you see you again.

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  13. :) I think randomly of the 'Lily' series by beautiful author Nancy Rue. Has your girl found them? They were my favourites, and there is a gorgeous chapter in book 2 (I think) where Lily and her friends have a party to celebrate their friend whose mother told her nothing coming into womanhood - complete with cheese from a can on crackers. Anyway, it makes me smile that we know God's plan and design, and can rejoice in something that the rest of the world disdains.
    Cheering you on as you champion the cause of the godly woman for your daughter!

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