Your name defines you so well. I’m learning that sometimes God creates something beautiful out of chaos and you are that something beautiful. You came into our lives like a rushing wind and maybe even turned it a little upside down. But love, true love, shakes us up and makes us realize we were missing something great. As you were twirling your dress at the altar on Sunday, I saw exactly what that something was. It was you. All of you. You see, God placed greatness inside of you. So with all of your tenacity and fierceness, we are each learning the wonders of life, even in the moments where you’re stubborn. And because your mom has given me the honor of being your godmother, there are a few things I want to share with you; things I hope you’ll learn and others that I hope you’ll never forget.
I heard somewhere that mothers choose godmothers because they hope their child will be a little like that person (all the good things, I hope). But as I grow more, I realize I wouldn’t want you to be anything like me. I grew up thinking I needed to be like everyone else to fit in and belong. But the truth is, if you live life this way, you’ll never truly belong. I’ve learned the only place you’ll ever fit in, is in Gods hands. He made you perfectly to fit into them. So let yourself find who you are in Him. And if you ever forget for a second who you are, I hope you’ll always look up. . .
I hope you learn that mistakes are powerful and necessary. Don’t distance yourself from them because it’s how you learn best. But remember that mistakes don’t define who you are, they’re just meant to teach you valuable lessons. It took me a long time to learn this one. So I hope you find freedom in letting God teach you His lessons through your mistakes. And whatever you learn, it’s never yours to keep. God teaches us things so we may pass it on. So always, always, pass it along.
I hope you never forget that your sister will always be your best friend. You don’t always have to follow her advice but listen to it anyway. She’ll frustrate you, upset you, and maybe even make you cry sometimes, but in the end, she’s the person that will love you even when you’re a little difficult to love.
I hope you learn that your value is never going to be found in people’s compliments, criticisms, or judgements. Your worth lies in what God says about you. So learn more about God and I promise you’ll find exactly how valuable you are in spite of what people say.
I pray you learn that even though people have bad days, it doesn’t make them bad. Those are the days they need love the most. And loving people is actually pretty simple. Just listen and let them be themselves. You don’t have the power to change people or you, only God can do that. So let it all go and love people anyway.
I hope you learn the power of words. So use them for healing, even when you want to hurt someone for hurting you. Use your words to build people up because that’s what they’ll remember.
Never forget that mom really does know best. No one on this earth will love you as much as she does. So listen even when you want to walk away. And you know there will be moments when you just want to call mom & cry right? Don’t second guess it. Just call her. She’s the only person that will let you cry and scream and love you anyway. Always call mom, everyday. No matter how busy you get. She’ll always expect that call.
I hope you never forget where you came from and just because you aren’t sure what your next step is, doesn’t mean you aren’t exactly where you’re supposed to be. I hope you learn that being in the moment is what counts. I hope you never lose sight of how beautiful the clouds are. I hope you look at the wonder of nature and learn that you are Gods masterpiece too. I hope you fall in love with the sound of your laughter because it really is beautiful. I hope you never live by how you feel but always stick to your commitments. People will respect you for it and you’ll learn to respect you too.
I pray that your faith is renewed every morning. I pray that you see the great things that you will accomplish even before you see them. I hope you have the patience to plant flowers and wait for them to grow. I hope you learn to see the details in the big picture because that is what makes up everything. I pray you learn that a man is a desire not a need because only God can give you exactly what you need at just the perfect time. I pray you never forget that unconditional love can only be found in God. I hope you learn that you are never ever alone because you always have Jesus. I hope you learn that fairy tales do exist but only in Gods kingdom. So remember , always look up. I hope you never stop searching for the treasures that God placed within you. But most of all, I pray you always spread love and be love because THAT is what God has blessed you with.