Friday, October 8, 2010

The Little Girl Within -- A Treasure

Do you wonder about the little girl within you?  Do you know her? Have you forgotten her?  Today, Gail shares a snapshot of her discovery of her little girl within and the hope and healing that the Lord is giving her.

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                   I found her.  I reclaimed her.  I cherish her.  And oh, how I love her.  You see, I had lost her for many years.  Years of pain and neglect from two very wounded parents.  She had become a forgotten stranger in my life.  Even after having my own children, something was amiss, some pieces were lost.  I wanted to complete this puzzle I called my life.

                I sought professional guidance on this journey of my soul.  God was invited along each step of the way.  I wrote letters to my parents solely for my healing, not for mailing.  I found a tiny symbol of myself at age 8.  Something tangible to hold in the palm of my hand, to look at and to love.  

                On my nightstand rests a framed photo of myself at age 3.  Blonde curls tumbling around my neck, outside, happy face.  Every time I look at that picture, my heart fills with love for that dear sweet child.  I talk to her.  I taught her about feelings.  “What are you feeling?”  “What do you need?”  I give her something she never received -- unconditional love.  I love spending time with her.  She is pretty neat.  We play together.  We cry together.  I love her well and we love life together.  I will never let her go.  She is too precious.  She is who I am.  She is a treasure.
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Gail is a wife and mother of three children.  She put herself through college as an adult.  Recently, she chose to leave an IT career and is an aspiring children’s author.  “When I look at a child, I feel their soul; that delicate fragile heart yearning to be noticed, to be engaged, to be loved.”

If you have a Little Girl Within story that you would like to share in order to encourage others, I would love to hear from you. Guidelines for submission are at the bottom of the post for the start of the series here.

3 comments:

Carol said...

Gail, I love how you cherish the little girl within and nurture her. Thank you for sharing this. It really warmed my heart and inspired me to take more time to nurture the little girl within me. God loves you so much!!

Anonymous said...

Thank you for sharing. I love that you invited God in -- this is the key to healing wounds from any stage of life, past and present. The Lord is able and willing to give us incredible insight in to our souls, and in the process, He shows us Himself and His great love for us. Your story is powerful. Thank you.

Fran said...

A picture of His resurrection work when we bring to Him an aspect of ourselves still wounded and bleeding and as only God can do - He breathes Life into a place needing healing, for His glory, in order that we become whole. Thank you for sharing your story.

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