Last weekend I took my daughter to the nail salon to get refills and a polish change. She’s 12.
I will add to this by saying the first time I got my nails done I was a senior in high school and going to prom. This just wasn’t a luxury I could afford, but more than that? It was a luxury I wasn’t real comfortable doing. When I was 12-years-old I simply wanted a deodorant that kept me from sweating around boys or a cheap face wash to keep me from breaking out. Does that even exist? Yeah, it’s called a bar of soap and Oil of Olay moisturizer.
Don’t knock the Oil of Olay. That stuff works miracles people.
Anyhow, my daughter has discovered she really loves pretty nails and she’s willing to pay for them out of her allowance. So… SCORE one for Momma. I still have a problem paying for manicures, mainly because my daily life as a mom ruins my nails the very next day. So, why bother? But my pre-teen loves the way pretty nails make her feel. She’s never been into expensive clothes, shoes, or hobbies. Well. I take that back. She can bankrupt me when we walk into Barnes & Noble.
So, I let her have this one.
You want pretty nails? Girl. Get ’em. As long as you pay for them.
But more than that? I love my time with her. We talk and laugh and “Oooooh and Ahhhh” at our hands and feet. Last weekend, I took her to lunch afterwards and we just really got to talk about some serious stuff.
Or more how we must walk in faith for the plans God has for us when it comes to boys.
Or how boys will come and boys will go, but Jesus remains the same. Always.
Or how sometimes we’ll meet a boy and like a boy, but HIS faith differs from ours.
Or how our worth doesn’t come from boys, but from Jesus Christ.
Or how we are so priceless in God’s eyes. PRICELESS.
So, today, on Music Monday, Priceless by for KING & COUNTRY keeps playing in a loop in my head. Have you heard it? It’s just too lovely. I, especially, adore the part where they sing out to, not only girls, but to the boys.
Sisters, we can start again
Give honor till the end
Love, we can start again
Brothers, we can start again
Give honor till the end
Yea, we can start again
I have the honor to be a momma to two boys and one girl. Oh gosh. I pray my daughter realizes her worth is in Jesus Christ…
Not pretty nails.
Not all A’s.
Not medals or trophies.
I pray my boys treat the girls and women in their lives like they are Priceless jewels in Christ. And oh gosh. I pray I’m influencing them in all the right ways.
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