If you met my 13 year-old daughter,
You’d know she’s a blessing to me.
Wisdom exceeding her years,
Just trying a teenager to be.
Although boys are not yet her focus,
Her heart has been broken by life.
Not trying to create any drama,
Just fighting to overcome strife.
With a heart as big as Texas,
She worries about those whom she loves.
Watching family members face severe illness,
She’s kept faith in her God who’s above.
So, no, she’s not your typical teen,
She cares not about what others wear.
But she gives all she has to her loved ones.
And if you need her, she’ll be there.
It hurts my heart to see her
Keep trying her best to conform.
When I know that God made her special,
To show others how to weather a storm.
While her gifts may not be the ones sought
By those looking to fit in a mold.
I have no doubt they will serve her
As she grows more courageous and bold.
So many kids face the pressure
To stand out and be the star of the school.
They must keep their opinions inside,
Do what’s asked of them, follow the rules.
Well, I was one of those who tried,
To please everyone with all I had.
But I realized many years later
On the inside, I was quite sad.
I’d spent so much energy complying,
There was none left for me to see…
The unique gifts and beauty inside me,
Everything God intended me to be.
So when I became a Momma, I knew
That I’d do whatever necessary
To empower my girl to be herself,
In spite of societal norms to the contrary.
So while this part of life may be a challenge.
And at times hard to see the big picture.
I have faith that her strength will continue to grow,
And her gifts will lead to amazing adventures.
I’m beyond proud to be the Mother
Of a girl who’s true to her higher power.
And I’ll walk beside her through every step of this journey,
Knowing God’s plan is greater than ours.
When it seems that you’re lost in the masses,
And can’t find the place you belong.
Please remember that you’re already there…
Where God placed you; He knew all along.