I boarded a flight with Compassion this morning. The last time I flew with her I carried her in my arms. She was 1 1/2 years old. Today I held her 18 year old hand as we lifted up into the heavenly skies.
I saw smiles larger than I have ever seen before explode from her face. I saw her luscious brown eyes sparkle with unlimited excitement.
I treasure these moments. Moments when I can relive my life vicariously through my offsprings eyes. Eyes given to her by my Creator. The largest and most beautiful brown eyes I have ever seen.
The last time I traveled with her she would grab my leg and hide behind me peaking at strangers. She was a shy child.
I have watched as she has grown into a magnificent and gorgeous young lady. It seems only yesterday she was throwing a wild and reckless tantrum on the floor of T. J. Maxx. Today she carries 16 college credits in her Senior year of High School and greets customers as B. Dubbs.
How was I so blessed by God to carry this child in my womb? How was I chosen to be her mother? It was a gift God gave me, and a gift I am eternally grateful for.
Today we celebrate together, on her Senior trip. It’s my special time with her alone away from her three sisters. Time given by God to celebrate her, to love her and to make memories that we will carry in our hearts forever.
When I was a little girl I prayed to God. I gave Him a very specific prayer. I wanted to have four beautiful girls with long hair who loved to wear dresses. My God heard me and what He blessed me with was far and above my wildest hopes and dreams
So as I float above the clouds with my Compassion by my side I am in awe that my God heard me and answered me YES!
He answers all our prayers, in His timing. Sometimes they are Yes, sometimes no and sometimes wait a little while longer. After all He knows what is best for us.
God is great and God is good. Have you thanked Him for a His goodness? Have you thanked Him for answering your prayers?