I know I have posted this photo of Annabelle before but I just had to post it here as I feel it speaks so much of the spirit of adventure, of being free, of being strong and dynamic.
All wrapped up in the spirit of a little girl.
And I don’t want her to ever lose it.
I have mulled over the ad from Always that went viral this week. I got emotional as I watched…a mum of 3 girls, the way that being a girl was portrayed. I do not consider myself a feminist but at heart I yearn and pray for certain things for my girls.
I have prayed over them since they were wee…desired certain things for them and longed for prayers to be answered.
Prayers for strength in gentleness.
To be humble yet confident.
I was flicking through the books we have written in, our reflections on them as they have grown, and came across this prayer I had written below.
Yes, I want my girls to be strong, but I also want them to retain a femininity…a gentleness of spirit and compassion. With Abi of recent we have been discussing and praying for a strength of character…kindness, generosity, love. Those qualities to be strong in her heart. A strength that is gentle.
So, as they grow, I don’t want them to lose that spirit of a little girl…I want for them to be women of adventure, of gentleness, of generosity, of strength, of love.
And in each moment, I want to embrace the free, capable and vivacious spirits of my 3 little heartbeats that walk hand in hand with me now.