I wasn't really sure what I was going to be blog about this morning. I had alot of different things in mind that I am thankful for, but I wasn't sure which idea I was going to go with. Then Taylor showed up and helped me add some cool pics to my blog, plus she taught me how to add a hyperlink on the blog too. And I just couldn't help but think how very thankful I am for my sweet and wonderful daughter!
Taylor is my first-born, so right away you know she is a life-changer. I mean when you move from being a couple to being a mom and dad it is nothing short of revolutionary. I can still remember the fear and trembling of bringing home this new baby. I had a hard time believing that the hospital would even let us walk out the door with her. After all, we had no idea what we were doing!
Taylor is a great helper with Levi. She knows how to have fun with him and how to set strong boundaries. I can see that one day she will be an awesome parent.
Taylor likes to give of herself. She teaches Sunday School to sixth grade girls. She likes to surprise me by folding all the laundry that has piled up or by unexpectedly cleaning the kitchen when all the dishes are dirty. You can imagine how my heart overflows when I see these things; because I see a beautiful heart.
Gift giving is one of Taylor's specialties. She notices what her friends and family like and what their interests are and then she uses that information to bless them. For my mother's day gift Taylor made a video with all the family wishing me a happy mother's day and saying lots of sweet things about me. It was so cool! And did I tell you she bought me some cute earrings and a necklace too? And that she fixed me shrimp and grits for supper that night? Like I said, that girl knows how to give gifts.
And though there are times that we conflict and she does her share of eye-rolling (which I despise!), those times are becoming more rare. And I have often heard her arise and call me blessed. What more could a mom ask for?
Thank you Jesus, for Taylor, for giving her to us and for teaching me so much through her life. She is a blessing to me.