#TellHisStory: A Love Letter for All the Second-Borns

September 18, 2013 | 1 comment

I loved you instantly, of course.

mom and daughter, field trip

It was the second time in my life that a delivery-room nurse had placed a wrinkled newborn girl in my arms.

When my lips brushed across your cheek, I knew it would be a cinch to love you as much as I loved your big sister. But I knew I’d need to love you differently.

I was smitten. And I was terrified—not of what  you’d be like, but what  I’d be like as your mother. What if I made comparisons? What if it were true that birth order would have a profound and lasting effect on the kind of grown-up you would become? And what if my sloppy parenting ruined you for life?

Sure, I loved you instantly. But what if I didn’t love you right?

The rest of this message for second-borns, middle-borns (and their parents) continues over at The High Calling today. Join us? (Click here.)

So, what’s your Story? A #TellHisStory is any story that connects your story into the story of God.

For details on the #TellHisStory linkup, click here: https://jenniferdukeslee.com/tell-his-story/. Be sure to find someone (or two) in the link-up to encourage with a comment. Come back on Friday to visit our Featured #TellHisStory, in the sidebar.

Your words matter to God. They matter to people. And they matter to me!


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by | September 18, 2013 | 1 comment

1 Comment

  1. Laurie Collett

    Great story! Thanks for hosting & God bless!



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