Dear sweet beautiful Ashley,
I saw it in your big brown eyes. Heard it in the tremble of your voice. The residual pain lingered on the surface from when someone unknowingly spewed judgement over your life. Those words that insinuated that your choices didn’t line up with their view. At that moment the world stopped for me. The air evaporated from the room. My stomach twisted and was tense…I didn’t respond the way I wanted to. I have a hard time processing hate on the fly.
It has been on my heart and on my mind ever since.
I don’t want ANY young lady, who chooses to give life, to feel like she doesn’t live up to some invisible standard. Especially one whom I adore and love.
I believe with all my heart that God blesses those who make hard choices that line up with his word. I’ve seen it. I’ve lived it.
When I look back at all those people who insisted they were doing it “right”, I shake my head. I wouldn’t want their shoes for anything in the world.
I’ve watched you with the princess. You are going to be amazing at this mom thing! Don’t let anyone tarnish your sparkle. Shut out that judgmental nonsense. “Forgive them Father for they know not what they do” – Job 23:10.
You have so much love to give. I promise you, God doesn’t make mistakes!
With all my heart I shout to the world that we are so proud of you! I pray abundant blessings over your life. I can’t wait to watch you grow and watch God work in your life.
Good things are coming! Hold on tight! This is going to be a beautiful bumpy road.