Thursday, September 16, 2010

Happy Birthday Tayler

15 years ago.... and 15 months after your older brother came....I was hoping you would be a boy.

Gross.  I know.  How dare I think I wanted another boy!

I can explain.........

It was purely a clothes issue.
I had all these great clothes for your brother.
I didn't want to have to buy anything new.
You being a girl....  a real live GIRL was quite a surprise!

It went a little like this......

September 14th came, I was supposed to have a doctor appointment.  I was really excited to have this appointment... because I was very DONE being pregnant.  I missed the doctor appointment.  It wasn't very fun.....

September 15th.  I have a new doctor appointment.  I am excited.  I go, they do all the Dr. stuff.  I sit up after the appointment and have a contraction.... My mind is alternating between, Yippie!... OUCH!... I settle on yippie...  I can wait to meet the new boy in the family.

Pretty much the whole day....  I have these Ouches... but nothing that says you are going to be here soon.
I decided to go to bed.... and rest, while I had the chance. 

You woke me up at 3 in the morning.

You were very ready to appear. OUCH!

I will save us all a lot of time.... and skip to the end.....

You arrived just before 8 am...... and you were a GIRL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
a what?  I said to the Dr.  She repeated " A GIRL!"

I set my head back on the pillow and thought.  Great, what do you do with those?.......

Now, 15 years later,  I understand why God did it.  He knew I would need a daughter.  He knew I would need someone calm around here, someone who thought like I do....  Someone that would help me keep my sanity.

Tayler, it has been a privilege to watch you grow.  There is a strength about you that is beyond your years.  I often forget your given age, because you act much older.  Your character, is a bright reflection of your love for the Lord.  Your desire to place Him first in your life, shows a spiritual maturity many adults never achieve. 

My prayer for you on your birthday, is that your fire, your zeal, your zest to serve, never leaves, never goes dim.  I pray that you will always seek to serve your God with all your soul, with all your heart, and with all your mind.  He is leading you to the Mission Field.  I see it clearly, and that means you will need to pack me in your suitcase, as you travel the world.  But more than that, it means God has great things in store for you, the more you learn to trust in Him.  I can't wait to see what it is!!!
Love you kid.....  ~mah.


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