Happy Birthday

0 comments Posted on July 3, 2017

Davalynn Spencerby Davalynn Spencer

Today is my youngest granddaughter’s birthday. It is also my mother’s.

When girl-child number 3 was born, I felt an ancestral connection run through me that I’d not felt before. July 3 linked my mother to my granddaughter, with me as the conduit. The date shouldn’t matter, but somehow it did. Somehow it brought my mother into the picture as I imagined what she’d think of the little bundle in my arms.

What would she tell her great-granddaughter? What could I pass on to this little one—what bit of wisdom that my mother had passed on to me?

And suddenly I knew.

An Improper ProposalMy mother taught me many things, and some of them are obsolete today because of changes in fashion, technology and custom.

But one remains applicable regardless of the decade or century, regardless of political or planetary issues. The one single thing I want to teach my granddaughter is the most important thing my mother taught me:

“Love Jesus more than anyone. Even me.”

If I can plant this single truth into the next generation of my family, all the girls and all the boys, then I will have given them the most precious birthday gift of all.

Davalynn Spencer writes heart-tugging, cowboy romance set along the Front Range of Colorado’s Rocky Mountains.  She is the wife and mother of professional rodeo bullfighters and an award-winning rodeo journalist and former crime-beat reporter who caters to Blue the Cowdog and mouse detectors Annie and Oakley. Connect at www.davalynnspencer.com.

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