Letter to My Daughter

I’ve been writing ever since my dimpled fingers could clutch those chubby Crayola crayons. While my kindergarten friends drew pictures, I scrawled words. Experiments of font and style, even as a tiny girl. My script was my outlet–the thoughts could flow unabridged and raw.
I still write. I process life with my longhand. Yet I know that my words will pass away, bound by time as I am. My Father’s Word, by contrast, stands forever. As Matthew Henry writes, “The only way to render me, a perishing creature, solid and incorruptible is for me to entertain and receive the word of God; for this remains everlasting truth, and, if received, will preserve me to everlasting life, and allow me to abide with him for ever.”
Still, I write–reflecting, though imperfectly, the image of the true Word.  And, I find myself part of a community of women who love their Father, who trace out His grace with their words.  And in a bold moment, I submitted a piece of my heart, and I got an unexpected message to my inbox–that others might want to read it too.  So I’m over here today, writing (my mother’s answered prayer) and being brave:

About Julie

A happy wife, a mom on the learning curve, a daughter of the King . . .
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2 Responses to Letter to My Daughter

  1. Julie, I’ve been reading your blog for a month or so. I’m Tammy’s cousin, and I love your pic of the white Jericho Community General Store from a few posts back. I’m so happy to fin you at (In)Courage today. Tammy tells me there will be another. Let me know when.

    Your writing is tender and beautiful, and with high school and middle school kids of my own, I feel your ache for the ones who need less and less mothering.

  2. Valarie Wilson says:

    Keep being brave, dear sister. These are refreshing moments, for me, reading the tapestry that the Lord is weaving through your life. ~Valarie

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