I was a boy mom first. Our first child, Brayden, was born in July 2009 and all things boy encompassed our lives. In early 2011, when I found out I was expecting once again, I prayed for the health of that baby, and dreamed for a daughter.
Don’t get me wrong– I LOVE being a boy mom. But part of me always wanted to experience having a daughter. The relationship I have with my own mom is something I value, and I couldn’t wait to share that with a daughter of my own. And quite honestly, it was getting SO hard to pass up all of the pink frilly outfits that were all over the place!
The constant morning sickness should have been my first clue– and at 14 weeks (at a surprise ultrasound) the tech said she was 85% sure we were expecting a girl. I was elated. (But honestly, I would have been happy with either! I KNEW how to be a boy mom!)
At 19 months, Kenley is such a joy (and a spitfire) and a definite gift from God. I hope to cultivate that relationship with her just as my mom did with me.
And not only is she our daughter, but she is a daughter of Christ. A princess in His kingdom. Just as I am. I want to celebrate that. I want her to know that and own it. To those of us that the Lord called to be mothers, He calls us to be encouragers, nurturers, and teachers of His word. Motherhood is a ministry in and of itself– and a tough one at that! But the reward of being a daughter in His Kingdom makes it oh, so worth it.
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