This is my little girl a few years ago at our church house, the one where you could see into the auditorium from our living room and hosted the playground between buildings.
The overgrown grass pictured in the garden is the kind of thing that drives me crazy, but Riley was a newborn and there are some things like gardening that are the first to fall off the list when you are in the baby season.
Mia, full of color that day, and always as it turns out, plonked herself in the long grass giggling.
Among the mess of the garden she did what she tends to do and found the most positive, joyful way of celebrating home and life and found a flower that she immediately handed to me.
My home is so blessed because of her. My prayer is that she will never lose the ability to find joy, no matter the circumstance. I pray that she will choose to chase it and find it wherever she is, and that upon discovering it she will be swift to share it with others.
I pray that she will know that her God is bigger than her circumstance, her fear, her to do list, her responsibility of time, talent and treasure and that in knowing him, she would have a peace that would transcend understanding.
I pray that this joy would fuel a passion to serve others, knowing that her God’s plans are for good and that he can, does and will restore what has been lost and broken in this world, that he is able to do far more than we ask or imagine and that he has entrusted her to be an image bearer of his beautiful love for ‘such a time as this’.
I pray that she would know she has been created on purpose and with purpose and that it would bring a strength that can hold on and endure even through challenge and would come alongside those who have need of care.
I pray that for myself, for my sons and for us, may the joy of knowing Jesus make it’s mark us.
Rachel Kathrine xo
I cannot wait to share more of my finding Home Series with you, this is Day Six of a 31 Day Series on Finding Home, you can find the links to the other posts here.