OK. I admit it.
Walking in to my first ultrasound appointment ever, I secretly prayed for a girl.
Nothing against boys. I eventually would have been happy about having a boy – which is, of course, a great thing since I went on to birth two of them shortly thereafter.
But a girl…
Pink and ruffles and daintiness and just the mere thought of it all swelled my heart. Not to mention I am very close to my mother and those of us who have this blessing seem to desire a daughter that much more.
God answered my prayer according to my heart’s desire – as I lay on the table staring at the fuzzy ball flipping and turning in my womb, I squeezed my husband’s hand when the technician said “It’s a girl!”
Then we went straight to the nearest children’s store so I could start looking at options for the nursery. Literally and hour later, I was looking at bedding sets and dreaming of late night talks and crafts and princesses and all things glittery and Liberace-like.
So since last week I shared the “1o Reasons I Love Having Boys” and the week before was “Ten Things I’ve Said Since Becoming A Mother of Boys”, it’s time for the girl to have her day in the sun.
Without further ado, the ten things I love most about having a girl…
10. I have finally met someone who can out-talk me…
9. Her sensitive heart – not to say that boys can’t possess this trait because they can but my daughter tends to be softer – more emotional and motherly.
8. Definite opinions on what she will and will not wear – in the first grade. (Wait. Do I love this?)
7. Her bleeding heart – she has become impassioned with the plight of the tigers because “Mom, didn’t you know there are only 3,000 tigers left in the whole world?” Along with a friend, these two little girls raised $117 for the World Wildlife Fund. They are never too little to form a missionary heart.
6. The wonder of little girl friends – the giggles, the shrieks, the little tiny things they play with. I love it all…
5. Her seriousness in earning her American Heritage Girls badges…
4. Cuddle time on the couch while we watch a girly movie – usually involving a horse or a chihuahua…
3. Her ability to understand Jesus better than I do…
2. Bedtime talks about stuff going on in her heart and talking through them in an attempt to point her towards Jesus…
1. Her absolute love for her daddy and his intense love for her – the bond is beautiful and I rest contentedly knowing the cycle has been broken…
There are so many more. Like the walks and the board games and the dress-up and the crafts (kind of – if it doesn’t involve sewing) and the giggles. Oh, the giggles.
What about you? What do you like about having a girl? If you don’t have a girl, what did you like about being a little girl?
Oh wow! This touched my heart to the core. I have two daughters. I am only a mother to girls. Though my youngest is only 15 months old, my oldest is two months away from turning 6 years old and this is her to the T! She is such a blessing in my life and I always have a smile on my face because of the beauty she has within her.
Every good and perfect gift is from above…So true – love watching my little girl giggle and just enjoy life…
Great list! I’m so glad I have girls too! I love #5 on your list. :-)
Thought you would, Anni! We are ALL about them…Working on “Pet Care” now…:)
My mother is constantly reminding me that my daughter, 4, is my mini-me. So many items on your list fit her also! Number 8 fits her and she’s in Pre-K!
Read below – my mother says the same thing about my daughter and I…Don’t you just love it though???? And yes…girls and their outfits…
I love having girls too for many of the same reasons!
Hi, Amy! Good to “see” you again – thanks for stopping in!!
I always thought I wanted boys, at least first, but as my girls came and came and came (and came) I figured out that apparently boys weren’t in the cards for us. After 4 girls, and years of longing for a boy, I am content. I would love another baby (which isn’t going to happen), but at this point if I had another girl…I’d be ecstatic! I thought that since I wasn’t really ‘girly~girly’ that I’d have a better bond with boys. It definitely hasn’t happened that way. I always thought that boys and girls weren’t that different………..but they are sooooooo different. Not that I couldn’t have handled a boy, but maybe my personality is better suited to raising girls…I don’t know. I can say without a doubt, though, that I love my girls and wouldn’t change any of them in for a boy.
Nicole, I can relate to not having been girly-girly and so I thought the daughter would want someone else for a mom. But that is far from the truth. The girls love to do what I love to do — scrapbook, nature walks, eat at restaurants, play board games, and go to Bible studies. I don’t have to love to shop or to put on make-up for my girls to want to hang out with me and my interests. Love it!
I’m thinking both you sound like very fun mama’s and I have no doubt those daughters wouldn’t trade you in for a fashion plate that hangs at the mall…Just sayin’…
Our little Sarah is definitely a Natalie mini me! I just marvel how God has created this little angel not to mention the other two Indians:)
Gee, thanks, Mom…:)
I had the blessing of a son and a daughter and I loved having a little girl to dress up in lace and frills and even if she had her brothers jeans on she could wear the girlie top with them.
I has been a challenge but worth it, my daughter now is 33 and we are good friends as well as I am her mom and grandma to her daughters.
Yes, though I LOVE these years and treasure them so much, I also know it will be so fun when she is older and we can have heart-to-hearts and enjoy some of the same things. I think every stage is a blessing!!! Thanks for sharing, Sharon!
I love #1. I love seeing my little girl and her daddy together. It is a bond I will not ever understand but I enjoy experiencing with them.
I hear you – I wasn’t blessed with a daddy like her’s and I think that’s what makes me love that she has it so much…:)
I have two girls, almost completely opposite of personality. One is completely girly girl and the other while still feminine is much more of a tom boy in her interests. I love how my relationship with each is completely unique in the way we interact and connect. And I completely understand #1, I love watching them with Daddy, that is until I want my own snuggle time with him on the couch :)
HA! Love it!!! And I think it’s true as well that we love our children the same amount but differently.
Having 2 boys and 1 girl, like you, I could connect to your posts about boys and about girls. Each are very special in their own way. But one thing I both love and hate about my Anna is the way she is my shadow. Always underfoot, wanting to “help” and to ask questions like “what is this for” and “what are you doing now?” I hate it because I have no peace, but I love it because it’s the best kind of peace there is. Make sense?
Complete. I so get this…
<3 it! Traci
Thanks, sweet Traci!
I had to laugh because all of my children (my 5 year-old son included) can out-talk me. In fact, we have days when we just can’t get Daniel to take a deep breath, he has so much to say. But getting back to girls, I have my artist (and has been since she picked up a paintbrush at age 3) and my gymnast (also since she was 3) and they have provided me such joy by exploring their talents in their respective areas. :)
YES!!!! I love that, too, Casey! I think it’s SO neat to see how God has gifted them and impassioned them for certain things…And yes, I adore your children and yes, they are talkers but I am right at home with them because I live in a, shall we say, very verbal house…:)
So sweet! I was like you, I secretly wanted a girl for my first, too! ;)
Well, yes, because those girl baby showers are really so much cuter. I don’t care what anyone says…:) HA!
So beautiful. I feel so blessed to see some of this with my sweet niece. Especially the daddy-daughter bond. :)
Yes – there is nothing more precious…:)
I really love having two other people in my house who totally understand the need to accessorize. And have countless purses. I mean, I adore my husband and son, but they just don’t understand how vitally important it is to have just the right necklace to go with my outfit.
i have twin girls (and three boys). love them to pieces! love how they are so different yet so much alike. one is more boyish until it comes to a new set of makeup or nail polish and Sunday mornings!
One is already a cancer survivor and her faith in Jesus is amazing! she has taught me how to come to Jesus with faith as a child!
Love how they are both so quick to raise their hands in worship or dance in church! One is quick to help out while the other is quick to run! Love our set mommy/daughter dates!
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