"And trusting my all to thy tender care, and knowing thou lovest me.
I'll do thy will with a heart sincere, i'll be what you want me to be."
I don't know why it's my turn to be a mother. I don't feel ready. But I feel strongly that my Heavenly Father has a plan not only for me, but for my daughter. Those lyrics hit me, that He is trusting His all to me- a perfect daughter, and He loves her. Now the task to do His will with a heart sincere is even more important- my willingness doesn't only affect me, but also our daughter. That pronoun "our" is becoming poignant to me. I consider this little spirit who is joining our family to be His daughter, but now she is also mine and Taylor's. I feel humbled that God is willing to undertake a joint venture with us. I have to step up, and not only be willing, but be so very happy. I love her already, and need to learn to have not only a willing heart, but a ready one. Heavenly Father has yet to lead me astray, and I don't think he will now.
This little excerpt was timely. I needed a reminder that I am not attempting to raise a daughter alone, but He will help me. Emmeline is not only my daughter, but ours. She was God's first. He trusted His all to my tender care. I need to be oh so tender with His perfect daughter, on loan to me.
We love you Emmeline. You are our all.