This morning I was reading through an old journal that I kept when I first started getting back into God's Word (January 2009). There are a few poems in there, and I found one that I wrote for my future daughter. At the time I was not married, engaged, or even dating anyone. This was a few months before I even met Daniel.
Here is an excerpt of the poem
The Things I Long For
Father, when the time is right, I ask you for one thing.
That through me, you can pour out your mercy and grace.
That you can give me a gift, a child so sweet.
That she can see her parents embrace.
That she can press her lips to her Father's cheek.
That her Mother can be gentle and sweet.
For this I ask you Lord.
That when the time is right, this little girl of ours will know the love of her earthly and heavenly Father.
This I pray, in your Holy Name. Amen.
Clearly, I'm not really a poet or anything, but when I read the poem to my husband I could see tears in his eyes, and I was to thankful to my Lord for answering the prayer of this broken, undeserving 19-year-old girl.
Little did I know that I'd meet my prince only a few months later.
Little did I know that we'd fall in love so quickly, and marry only two years later.
Little did I know that I'd discover I was pregnant on our four-month wedding anniversary.
Little did I know that I'd be pregnant with the sweet little girl I'd prayed for three years earlier.
Really, there is so little that I know.
Thank you Jesus for giving me such a wonderful and exciting life.
Thank you for giving me a loving and caring Daddy for my little girl.