My 11 year old recently made a comment that made me laugh, but also got me thinking. It was said in naivety and meant from the bottom of her heart.
She said, “mom, when you get old, I want to be the one to push you around in the wheelchair, and I’m never going to give my sister a chance”..I laughed at her innocence, especially since it was said with such conviction. At that moment I had mixed feelings of sadness and happiness. Sadness that I might be wheelchair bound in the future, and happiness, that my daughter will not abandon me in that state.
Daughters truly are a gift to their parents, and this is proven over and over with the passing of time. daughters will stand up to the world for their parents when everyone else remains seated.
I recently found a truly inspiring piece that was dedicated to all daughters, it goes something like this…..
“A couple made a deal the night of their Marriage to NOT open the door of their room to anybody who comes knocking in the morning for any reason!
In the morning the parents of the husband came & knocked on the door, the husband & the wife were looking at each other & as they agreed before, they didn’t open the door.
After a while the parents of the bride came knocking at the door to check on them, the couple were looking at each other, then the bride dropped a tear & started crying she said: “I cannot keep them knocking & not open the door, I miss them already”
The husband didn’t say anything & he let her open the door for her parents.
Years & years passed & the couple had 5 children, the first ones were boys & the 5th was a little girl, when she was born the father was extremely happy that Almighty blessed him with her, & he threw a Huge Party for her in Grand style, people were so amazed with his joy & his happiness that they asked him, why are you so happy with her more than you were before with her older brothers?
He answered simply:
“She is the one who will open the door for me”