Day 214 – A Picture A Day While My Soldier’s Away

Kylie wanted to play with her makeup today and give me a little makeover.  I sat on the floor with her while she painted my face ever so gently.  I loved the way she treated the opportunity as if it were golden – taking her time to make sure each blob and stroke was just perfect.  During my makeover, I realized that I am responsible for showing Kylie how to be a woman.  It hit me like a ton of bricks and nearly took my breath away.  I’ve been aware of this responsibility before, but this was the first time that the significance really sunk in.  I felt the pressure piled on my shoulders, along with an overwhelming sense of gratitude.  I am truly blessed to be given this opportunity – to be able to guide and teach her what being a real woman entails.  I know that I will make mistakes along the way, but I hope that we will both be able to learn from them.  I pray that I will be able to lead by example so that one day she can do the same – just as my wonderful mother did for me.

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One thought on “Day 214 – A Picture A Day While My Soldier’s Away

  1. First- I love your mom too!

    Second- This is something that I have slowly started to realize myself. I have found myself thinking about it, hoping that the mistakes that I make along the way will be insignificant ones. Ones that don’t send her to therapy for the rest of her life!

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