Today I am thankful for my daughter, Rachel. My son, Logan, used to tease me saying that I liked Rachel better because she is the girl I always wanted. As any mother knows, we love our children deeply and completely, but loving one more than the other? Nah. Our children are different and we love them for who they are. I did always want a daughter. I have always had such a wonderful relationship with my mother and I wanted the same thing for myself. I couldn't have been more blessed.
Rachel is my girl. I love her so very much, but I also like the person she has become. She is very bright and puts so very much of herself into everything she does. She is kind and compassionate and truly cares about the feelings of others. She would never say anything hurtful or unkind to anyone - well maybe her brother, but that doesn't count. Her teachers have always told me that they would love to have 100 students like Rachel - that she is such a pleasure to have in class. They say she is always happy and upbeat and never complains about anything. She will happily assist with things and they know she is trustworthy. Truly warmed the cockles of my heart to hear those wonderful comments.
Rachel feeds practically every duck in our neighborhood, refuses to kill an ant - would rather pick them up and put them outside. She volunteers with the Animal Rescue League, our church, is a great soccer player and excels at track. She has many interests and is such fun to be with. She is not like many teens her age in that she loves to be with me and wants to be sure we do things that I enjoy also, rather than everything that she wants to do or see. She appreciates the things she gets and takes good care of her things and even empties the dishwasher without me asking.
My life is easier because of Rachel. My life is more pleasant because of Rachel. My time off is more fun because of Rachel. My pride is insurmountable because of Rachel. She is truly the best daughter a mom could ever ask for and I thank God for sharing her with me.
Thank you Rhondi for hosting this event!! www.rhondisrosecoloredglasses.blogspot.com.