Monday, October 11, 2010
My Mirror Image
You know, having a little girl is a different experience than having a boy. They somehow dig deeper into your heart, into your psyche. Normally, it is cute to have Princess copy everything I do, in a way that Hotrod did not. Carrying my purse, putting lotion on her legs, putting on my perfume, etc., but when she seems to be a copy of my personality...then we have problems. It doesn't help that somewhere in God's plan Mom was to leave this world at an early age. I don't have her to call and ask, "Ok, did I do this, this and this?? And what did you do to handle it??" My sister and I seem to have girls that are similar in personality, so we go back and forth on what to do. I was in tears tonight as I disciplined my strong willed, headstrong little girl. Not because of the discipline, but the fact that I can't call Mom and say, "really??? My attitude was this big at this age??? My temper was this strong early on??" It gives you a new perspective on how God must see us when we are learning our daily lessons in faith and obedience. I am not looking for advice...just venting a bit. There are some times that I miss Mom more than others and tonight was one of them.
Posted by Melissa, Protector of Swordland at 8:29 PM