When I say that I LOVE these two little girls, I mean I LUV me some Brooklyn and Bralyn.
I always wanted three children. My mom had two girls first and then a boy later. I thought that I would follow her pattern but the Lord reversed it. He blessed me with the son first and then two girls later on. Maybe He, being the omniscient, all-knowing God that He is knew according to my life’s blueprint that He would bring Jerry home early and I would need these girls to pull me through.
When Jerry left, time didn’t stop and despite my agonizing pain, I had to continue moving each day with two baby girls looking up at me requiring care that only a mother could provide. I don’t know… perhaps it saved me from falling into a spiraling stupor or even worse – my own demise. Though, at that time, my days were filled with grief, I had to keep moving to maintain a sense of normalcy for them.
Today our atmosphere feels very different – much better. It’s the beginning of a new school year and they are excited to return to class. They are full of creativity (got that from mom and dad), energy ( Lord, help me) and they are hilarious. It’s those little unexpected yet innocent comments with facial expressions that send hubby and I off laughing quietly to ourselves. Sometimes, it’s much too funny to contain, so we take the moment for an outburst of family laughter!
I’m grateful that God has exchanged my mourning for joy. I love and embrace the honor of watching two little girls grow up to become (and I’ve already declared) young women in pursuit of Jesus. Their personalities are uniquely different yet, both are very loving and kind. They have helped me to feel stronger and productive. I adore my girls – my little blessings with all of my heart.
~Lord, thank you for blessing me with Brooklyn and Bralyn.