And then there is Rebecca, affectionately known as Becca. When I was carrying her under my heart, I prayed for a daughter, and God answered my prayer with her. She has been a joy right from the start, even with all her wildness and energy when she was young. When she was born, we considered for a while giving her "Joy" as her middle name. I sometimes wish we had. She is wise, and outspoken in her opinions. If she feels or thinks something, she lets it be known without any doubts. She also has the quality of loyalty, defending those she loves, even while seeing them exactly as they are, and loving them anyway. She is the opposite of both her brother and her mother, being an outgoing and social person. How I wish I could be more like her.
Laurie, Noel's wife, my Daughter-in-law, but I prefer the term Daughter-of-my-heart. She is the perfect match for Noel. She has stuck with him, and supported him with her love through many difficult times, for which I deeply thank her and love her. But I also love her for herself. She is Noel's other half. She is outgoing and talkative, organized and motivated. She can see a goal and take the steps necessary to achieve it. She too is deeply loyal to those she loves, and a fabulous mother to our grandson, Avery. I am so grateful that God brought the two of them together, and I pray daily for His blessing in their lives.
It has been a joy and a privilege to be Mother to these four wonderful people. Thank you, Lord, for bringing them into my life.