girl power.

I’ve always been pretty convinced that I’m not cut out to be a mom of girls. It’s easier to send a boy outside to pee than it is to clean up a girl’s heart after her first romance ends abruptly. The music that angels make when a boy tells his mama he loves her is nothing compared to the daggers young ladies are capable of staring into their mother’s backs.

But these girls make it all worth it. All of the frills, the drama, the mess… the sisters make me want to go there with them. I grow excited at the idea of protecting them, teaching them, and guiding them towards and through their adolescence. My stomach flutters when I think of prom dress shopping and late night chats upstairs.

As we near the end of their season as the youngest babies, I can’t help but wonder what will happen to our dynamic this summer. Will the sisters remain the only girls in our crew? What a magical relationship for them! I smile at the thought of the secrets they’ll share. But then again, maybe the Lord has blessed us with another girl. If another little sister is in store, I look forward to opening my heart up a bit wider to the idea that maybe, just maybe…
I’m perfectly cut out to be a mom of girls after all.

9 thoughts on “girl power.”

  1. Loved your post. I think my husband thought he was not cut out to be the Papa of girls – but he has totally done a 180. We have two (almost 3 and 14 months) and seeing him with them pretty much makes my heart melt like a popsicle.

  2. I’ve always felt the same way about my girls. As hard and drama filled as they can be, we just have this amazing connection and dynamic in this house. Our son will be born in August and I am so excited to see what he will bring to all of us!

  3. I was very worried when I found out my 2nd was a girl. I didn’t think I had it in me. She is such a blessing though, I’d love to have more girls!

  4. I get a little bit melancholy when I read stories from mothers of daughters who feel overwhelmed or nervous about raising daughters. My whole life I dreamed of having girl babies. My mother, sister and I have been such a tight knit team for as long as I can remember and my Nana and my mother were the best of friends, I knew I wanted to share that closeness with my daughters as well…
    After 2 near fatal deliveries of two amazing spectacular boys I am no longer able to have babies (and adoption is not in our cards right now) and so my dreams of having a daughter have to be shelved.
    Strangely enough I am not sad about it anymore, I have nieces to enjoy and potentially daughters in law to look forward to. But every now and then I read about the trepidation many women have when faced with the knowledge that they will have to raise girls in this world and I feel a pang of sorrow.
    Embrace the drama, enjoy the mood swings, revel in the unique relationship that is sharing your life with a daughter. Children are always an incredible gift but you intimately know the milestones your daughter will experience, you have the opportunity to be there every morning counteracting the messages of this world and you will know how hard it can be to listen to you because you were a girl with a mother once…
    Please know that I wouldn’t trade my sons for anything in this world but to have a daughter to journey through life with? AH! What a marvelous adventure that would have been.

    tl;dr version? I am so delighted that you have embraced your marvelous role as mother to girls! It’s a wonderfully special one!

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