Passions of an Odd Chick

Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Sweet And Pretty




This is my beautiful Joli. She turned 30 today and I am very nostalgic, have been for days actually. Someone asked me if her turning 30 made me feel old. I haven't really felt old as much as I've felt amazed.


You see Joli came nine months after I lost a little boy who only lived 8 days. I hoped for the best, but prepared for the worst. She weighed 9 pounds and was perfectly healthy, and I truly understood the miracle of a healthy birth even though I was just 20.


Joli means sweet and pretty in French. I thought that would label her the chic and beautiful creature I saw before me. But she wasn't into chic. She was an authentic country girl who loved to wear strange, unusual outfits, talk and sing and create joyful drama with wild abandon through every day. She amazed me then.


But she amazes now. She works a high-powered corporate job with a hard hat on most days. She an excellent mother to my 2 grandsons. She's a good wife. An incredible friend - she has a host of loyal and committed friendships. And she has been a good, good daughter -all that I could ever ask for . She makes me very proud to be her mother. She is delightful. And Chic.


I'm amazed that I'm her mother- that's all there is to it. I was too young, married to the wrong man, uneducated at the time, struggling to hold my own head above water and yet, somehow, God made up all the difference and gifted me. When your young, you live half scared that you will get the important stuff all wrong. Joli is my proof that love covers a multitude of sins.




































11 comments:

*jean* said...

oo what a beautiful post...your daughter is beautiful and you must have been a wonderful mother to raise such a good daughter...

Sorrow said...

It warms me to know that love fills in all my holes.
This made me heart happy to read..
bright blessings to you and your little angel...

ee said...

She is beautiful...so proud for you.

ellen

Karin Bartimole said...

happy birthday to you both - to the re birthing of your strengths, beauty and wisdom, reflected in all you do and share, and the woman you've helped bring into the world known as Joli! brava

Ruth Hull Chatlien said...

She's a beautiful woman, and she sounds like an exceptional person.

Kimmie said...

what a wonderful post! Children truly are a gift .... and God seems to know exactly what we want or need - better than we do ourselves :)

Carol Anne Strange said...

Your daughter is beautiful, chick, and so radiant of spirit. What a wonderful gift she is in your life and I just know that you are a wonderful mother. I reckon that you're two of a kind. Much love. x

La Dolce Vita said...

lovely post! lovely daughter and the love you have for her is palpable, thanks so much for sharing the love!

Poetic Artist said...

What a perfect post. Full of Love.
Your daughter is beautiful. You are blessed with a wonderful family.

ocmist said...

You shared so much of a "God Blessed" life with us in this one post. With His help, we CAN do anything, and Love DOES cover a multitude of sins. I am so glad about that as I've made a multitude of mistakes while raising my 6 kids, but they've all turned out wonderfully well in spite of me, because of God in my life.

Your daughter is beautiful and such a blessing... and so are your grandchildren. This, to me ties together with what I said about what I saw in your picture with the White Tree...

A testimony like this goes to show that God works ALL things out for good for those that love Him and are called according to His purpose.

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