that one day, she hoped I had a child just like me...
and I did.
She is stubborn, but I pray for the stubborness to be a blessing in her life. May she use it to stand firm in what she believes.
She is serious, but I pray that in her seriousness, she is becoming astute and intuitive to the world around her.
She is smart, but I pray for her intelligence to be used wisely for God.
She is silly and spirited, but I pray for the silliness to give her a light-hearted view of life and the spirit to uplift those around her.
She is special and sweet, and on days when I feel frustrated, upset, or discouraged in parenting her, I remind myself that God is using each of these characteristics to grow her, to mold her, to form her into the woman she will one day become...just like me.