Friday, June 03, 2016
My First Daughter Won A Beauty Pageant At School, I'm Worried
Now I'm beginning to understand what patents go through when they have teenage children. I have always been outspoken about parents trying to like "chose" career paths for their kids and will always say " let them decide what they want to do" but now it's my turn to "let them" and it's a bit difficult.
This my first girl is the one I turn to when I can't decide on something. To me she is gifted in that area. Her friends and we her family know and trust her judgement so well, to me she has never failed when it comes to judging her siblings, saying who is at fault or who is right and wrong. We so love that aspect of her. Intelligence in that area? God just dashed her.
Ok, I won't even be ashamed to say here that once, she observed that even though me and their dad were talking in their presence and acting normal, she called me aside and whispered that she is not a
child anymore, she is a young adult and that she knows all is not well between me and daddy, that she knows we are pretending before them, that she can read me like a book and insisted I tell her what the matter is... that her siblings won't get to know... I had to tell her o, she told me not to worry that she knows how to make daddy talk and after listening to him she'll decide and that the one at fault will apologize in her presence. *Yes ma*
You know, this my 15 year old then, went into the room, shut the door and made her daddy talk. While still cooking, she entered the kitchen and told me not to worry that daddy is the one to apologize and that when she brings him to say sorry, she doesn't want me to pretend, that she wants to read me and see that I have forgiven him from my heart.
Next, she walked in with her father and stood there before both of us, once he held me and started apologizing, she walked out and left us to manage ourselves. Later in the evening, do you know that hubby shed tears? he was shocked, that he never thought his small daughter could speak so much sense the way she spoke to him that morning. That he thinks her intelligence is far much more than her age. He kept asking himself.. " So my little daughter can talk to me and bring tears out of my eyes?
Just watching her life, one will conclude she is cut out to be a lawyer #coughs, senior Advocate. We all have always seen that and even told her and she loved it but after winning this beauty pageant for her House at school (She sent me these incomplete half face pictures). She is now talking about modelling and stuff and what? Modelling? I love models oh, but I also think that that career has some kind of quick retirement stuff about it, like after a short period, younger girls come in and ...
She is 16 this year by God's grace, already taller than me and her dad. She's very tall and will look great in a court room.
Not a careless talker, you can trust her with your life!
Please help me pray, that God guides her to follow that path of Law he designed her for.