To my dearest daughter,

Today you turned 10, what a wonderful age, although it can be difficult.  You are caught between being a little girl and being a young lady.

I think of you as a young lady, because little girls don’t do all the ironing, and sweep the floor, and make us wonderful cups of teas.

Little girls don’t manage the chickens and hang up washing on their own clothes line. But although I think of you as a young lady, there is still a little girl in there, who likes to giggle and run around outside and get dirty. A little girl who likes to cuddle her Dad and get razed up by him.

You are growing up so fast and are such a big help, what would I do without you?? I never want to know.

There are definitely a heap more things you will need to know before you are grown and I want you to know that your father and I will do our best to teach you.

We are trying to teach the young lady in you to be modest, and thankful, and caring, and loving, and mostly those characteristics are there, they are in making mode, slowly growing stronger each day.

We want you to know and understand that being a wife and mother is the greatest role that God has given you and that is is okay to be this.

We don’t want you to listen to what the world says you should be doing, we want you to spend the next 10 years or however long it is before you are married focusing on your relationship with God.

We pray for you and your future husband, we pray that his parents are bringing him up in the knowledge and love of the Lord. We pray that he will be a Godly young man, capable to lead his family and capable of keeping you in line, with love.

You see my daughter, us women need keeping in line at times, and if you take after me, you will definitely have traits that need to be tamed. You need to watch your attitudes and your moods.

I want to apologise to you for the days when I am grumpy and not very patient. I want you to understand that I am sorry and that I love you no matter what you do or how you are.

There is nothing you can ever do to stop that love.

So as you now head to being eleven know that God has a great plan for you. He created you and He knows all about you and will always be there for you.

Your father and I love you very much. xxxxxx


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20 thoughts on “NOW YOU ARE 10”

  1. What a sweet letter! It seems like in the blink of an eye they go from newborn to toddler, another blink and they start school and then the next thing you know they’ve graduated. I didn’t realize how quickly they would grow up. It sounds like your daughter is well on her way to being a beautiful young lady.

    1. Thank you so much Jennifer for your comment, yes time sure passes quickly. With one daughter already married we know how quickly it can go and I am trying to treasure each day. Our youngest daughter is such a blessing and a great help around the house. Have a great week. xxxx

  2. Happy Birthday to your wonderful daughter-she has a precious smile. My heart swelled at all the things that you are prayerful teaching her. With the precious things that God and you/your husband are teaching her she will be a sweet adult that will be a value to the Kingdom of God. May her year be the best ever !!!! Visiting from Monday Musing.

  3. visiting next door from #TellHisStory. What a beautiful letter to your daughter, how you pray for her life to continue to be Godly is the greatest gift of well as being parents to such a dear daughter. You sound like you’re doing a wonderful job as parents! thank you for the encouragement!

  4. So sweet! What a beautiful expression of your heart for your dear one. She will adore these testimonies of faith you are sowing deep within her and like Proverbs 22:6, they will not depart from her. That is what we want to do, sow the Truth deep, and liberally, so that they will hearken and do what it says.

    Happy Birthday to your beautiful daughter! Well done momma!

  5. Hello Terri, best wishes to your daughter.
    I love this beautiful letter and the nuggets of wisdom you shared there too.
    I am glad she has the best mom in the world who is already teaching her to be a godly and a sweet young lady.
    Many Blessings Terri.

  6. Wow … 10 years old??? What a wonderful age. It feels like a life time ago that I was that age … time really flies as you get “older”. Thank you for sharing this sweet letter! Blessings, ~Sarah

    1. I agree Sarah that time really flies as we get older, the months are just passing so quickly this year. Thank you so much for stopping by and for your lovely words. Thanks and have a great weekend. Blessings

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