Monday, February 8, 2010

Pluperfect

I read the most beautifully written post today by Tricia at The Domestic Fringe. She expressed perfectly what all of us should be doing. I'm not going to tell y'all what it was about...I want you to go over and read it for yourself. It's not very long, but it succinctly says everything we (especially women) need to strive for in our lives. Tricia is a young mother whose age belies her wisdom. Please take a moment and go and read her powerful words and I promise you...this time you really will thank me.Her post also served as a reminder that I forgot one key ingredient in my recipe for THE PERFECT WOMAN in my previous post. I'd like to take this opportunity to correct that error.

She would also need the faith to walk in God's will, taking each day as the present it is from God. Asking no more than that one day...trusting God with her tomorrows. I had the supreme honor of seeing that walk this past year and I thank God every day for letting that woman be my daughter, Jennifer. With God's blessing, I think I may have actually gave birth to a near PERFECT WOMAN for real...Thank you Lord.

I have a really big thank you post coming up, but that's for another night! In the meantime, please read Tricia's post and let her know she should be writing pieces like this for us on a weekly basis.

(First photo courtesy of David)

20 comments:

Anne at Fiona and Twig said...

Boy, could I relate to Tricia's post...story of my life, in some respects. It's something I still struggle with, that battle to trust God. My head knows that He knows best, but my stupid, fearful heart will not allow Him to do His job. Pray for me.

Kudos to you for raising such a fine young woman! Must be in the genes!

Anne

Michelle @ Sweet Something said...

Hi Debbie, thanks for stopping by {I laughed out loud at your comment}and thank you for the link to Tricia's post........
Michelle

thedomesticfringe said...

Debbie, the words you wrote about Jennifer brought tears to my eyes. I think your family has generations of amazing women with a little one who has already left quite the large mark on this world. You are blessed for sure!

Send me your address before I eat all this chocolate candy laying around my house. ;-) It's not safe to it leave it here for long!
-FringeGirl

ALVN of WhisperWood Cottage and Junkologie said...

So sweet! Takes a near perfect mother to raise a near perfect daughter! I haven't read Tricia's post yet, but I'll head over right now!

Debbie's Garden said...

Wow, you weren't kidding, Thank you for sure. That was so beautifully written. It puts me in a humble mood to start this day.

vintage girl at heart said...

When I read her post via my blackberry my first thought was I need to print this out and place it in several places around my Home and send it to my friends!!
Powerful and so true!!
Yes your sweet daughter is a rock!! She has shown such grace & strength this past year...Blessings...

Jodie LeJeune said...

Good Morning Deb~

That was a wonderful post to read first thing in the morning...Thank you for taking me there. It must have been a sign that I needed to read it!

And of course you didn't "forget" the one key ingredient in the Perfect Woman...I read in between the lines the whole time and the moral of the "story" was just screaming Jenn's name!!!

See? I'm so smart!!!
or...
You are just the BEST author!!!
(I think it's the latter of the two)

;)
everything vintage

Garden Antqs Vintage said...

Oh what a sweet tribute to your daughter and the strength I'm sure she never realized just how much she had. And what about her mom, pretty spectacular woman too, don't ya think! You my friend (and CD too) were the ones that initially laid that foundation for her.

Dixie said...

How could you leave out Jennifer! well... you made up good for it... wounderful mother..daughter...woman...

blessings. Dixie

David said...

Jenn is a sweetheart for sure! You're blessed with a terrific family and it's my privilege to rub elbows with the trash crew! I just about always read thedomesticfringe and yesterday's was a great one.

red.neck chic said...

I too can relate to Tricia's post yesterday - and I'm still thinking about my "comment" because I was skeert it I started typing to her yesterday she would have had a small novel to read. LOLOLOLOL

I'm thinking Jenn is someone DEFINITELY worthy of the "perfect" title... I admire her for everything she's been through, done and yet - she's still so fun and full of life and faith and creativity! I think you did good mama - she got it from you!

Now, I'm going to resume my toe tappin' to your music... thank you.

xoxoxoxoxoxoxo
Happy Tuesday!!!!
;-) robelyn

Six in One Hand said...

What an inspiring post.
Tricia's post not only made me reflect on my self it made me reflect on my faith. How much faith do we really have when we try to intercede?

Jen is an amazing woman and she is awesome!!
She definitely didn't steal any of her traits as she has an awesome Mama and Daddy!!!!

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Deb, thank you for sharing such a beautiful post.
Daphne

sweetpea said...

wow did that hit home. thanks for pointing me in the direction of those powerful words. she hit the nail on the head for all of us i think. i am guilty of everything she said.

as for your daughter, you done real good friend. she belongs in the mix for sure. and you ain't so bad yourself...

hugs,

shelley

Fawn Hamilton said...

Hey you silly girl! ;) I know you're a follower of PatinaSoul!! :) I love your comments! I was wondering where you have been during this giveaway! In fact I emailed you personally the day before I started the giveaway to ask you a question but never heard back...guess it got lost in email land. No problem, i figured it out that.
Blessings!!

The Flying Bee said...

You're right...I am thanking you! Tricia's post was exactly what I needed to read today.

What a blessing to have such an amazing daughter! Such strength and faith!

Hugs,
Adrienne

Queenplinker said...

I needed that link today, my daughter is 17, need I say more :0)

I think your daughter is remarkable too, just like her Momma!
Lynea

Malisa said...

You are right...as always! :) That was a beautifully written, heart felt post! I needed to read those words right now...to put my doubts and fears in the right frame of mind! Thanks, Debbie! Lovely pics of Jenn. I know you are proud! You should be. You and Jenn and the entire family just made it through a huge test of faith and you passed with flying colors and got this beautiful baby girl to boot! Love you, girl!

Debra@Common Ground said...

Jenn is an amazing woman, that speaks volumes for her mama! Going through what you all have been through is a walk thru the fire, but you all emerged without even the smell of smoke! I loved Tricia's post, but I couldn't find a way to comment? She said it so well, how so very many of us have felt. Oh and I love your "new look"!
hugs and love,
Debra

Zita - Mlle Magpie said...

Debbie, your Jennifer is beautiful and amazing! I really love that first photo of her! p.s don't they say something about apples not falling far from trees...?