I want to cry. Just cry. Watching my second child worship God and dance is an amazing thing.
As a dancer she is graceful. She is elegant. She is worshiping. This child of ours has a heart for God and it flows through her as she dances. She communes with her Heavenly Father with each movement.
Sitting ahead of us in church, I can see her during worship. At times I need to stop singing because of the beauty of her hand raised in worship. I can’t see her face but I feel the love she has for God. Now, don’t get me wrong, I am not saying one isn’t worshiping unless his or her hands are raised. We all worship our Creator King differently. It’s just this mom’s heart can feel the Spirit surrounding her child.
I do not know what the future holds for our second child. But God knows. Still in high school, as of now, her interest is in interior design. And she would make a good designer. As a mom, I have a feeling God will be calling her into missions at some point in her life. Just a feeling I have….
When our children were younger, I received Elizabeth Elliot devotions through email. One devotion sticks in my brain to this day. The devotion started out with a question. “What do you want to be when you grow up?” It proceeded to state that a child will hear this question numerous times. This question is putting the child in charge of his or her career choice. Shouldn’t children be taught to listen to the Shepherd’s voice concerning His will for the child’s life? I have tried to impart the importance of seeking the will of God in all matters, including what one wants to be when he or she grows up. I'm thankful for the devotion because it certainly changed my way of thinking about that seemingly innocent question.
No matter what the future hold for daughter number two, I have confidence that God will direct each step as she dances through life.
(In the near future, Mom Moment #3...don't worry, only one more child to go!!)
UPDATE: photography is now Dancer Daughters interest (instead of interior design/decorating). See her work here.