*All photos are by the amazing Amanda Nicole Photography*
Having a daughter has completely rocked my world. Not only because she is the spunkiest, goofiest, most engaging and adorable nugget I’ve ever met. But because
being a woman, I know how mean and judgmental my sex can be. My heart already hurts thinking of the pain she’ll go through as she grows up. I know that I had a rough time in middle school and high school, and I hate to imagine her going through the same. If I could keep her home with me forever, I would.
Prayers for My Daughter
But my job as a parent is to help her grow up, and part of that growing up is dealing with the harshness of dealing with other people. Another important part of my job is to give her the skills to deal with those situations in the best way possible.
So this is what I pray, every day, for my sweet, spunky daughter:
I pray that she has the grace and strength to face down adversity. I pray that she knows her worth. I pray that she sees how beautiful she is, both inside and outside. I pray that she has forgiveness in her heart for those who hurt her. I pray that she does not linger on past hurts. I pray that she is kind and loving to all those she meets. I pray that she is strong and resilient and kicks ass.
I pray that she is a better person than me.
What do you pray for your daughter?