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A Christmas Wish For My Daughter

Diamond Starlingbd19 years ago I gave birth to my oldest daughter Diamond. I went into labor on Christmas Eve and gave birth to her on Christmas Day around 4 pm. Unfortunately, my doctor would not let me go home until after New Years. He said I kept running a fever and he did not want to release me. At that time I felt my doctor was being mean by not letting me and my baby go home. Diamond’s dad felt the doctor was trying to get a lot of money by racking up the doctor bill.

     It has been 19 years since that day. I knew Diamond was going to be special even while I carried her in my womb. I remember praying and asking God to lead me in choosing a name for my child. Her name is Diamond because she is one of God’s precious jewels, her middle name is Lena’ because she is named after her great-grandmother Lena Taplin-Johnson and her last name is Starling because of her paternal heritage.

     Every year during the Christmas Show on ASWIFTT RADIO, I always wish my daughter a happy birthday andBrenda & Diamondvbn remind her that she is valuable. She is my eldest child and God has a purpose for her life.  No matter what trials, tribulations, mistakes, errors or sin that may impede her way, she will still reach her DESTINY if she continues to seek God along the way. God will guide and direct her if she submits to His way.  I am confident that the biblical teachings, the example I have shown and the advice I have given will help her in her own journey with God. I can truly rest on God’sDiamond StarlingAC word “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.” (Proverbs 22:6 KJV) Although she will fall and make mistakes I am confident that she will always get back up, ask God for forgiveness and direction and try again.  My prayer is that she always remembers and hides this scripture in her heart. “The LORD is my strength and my shield; My heart trusts in Him, and I am helped; Therefore my heart exults, And with my song I shall thank Him.” (Psalm 28:7 NAS)

Brenda & DiamondrtDiamond, as your mother I will always be available to talk and give you advice along your journey. Our conversations have progressed over time. The advice you needed as a child is no longer the advice you need as an adult. My advice to you on this birthday is to stay humble. God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble. (James 4:6) Secondly, stay away from toxic people and their toxic advice.

     Surround yourself with people who want the best for you and will always tell you the truth. Never be afraid to check things out before you follow after anyone or anything. Always read your bible for yourself. Look deeper and not the surface of what people are telling you or persuading you to do. Over my life I had to fine tune the skill of checking to see if people’s talk lines up with their walk. Is there another motive bebind what people were trying to persuade Diamond12yrs0001 - Copyme to do?  Your goal should always be to do what is right and stay focused on your DESTINY. Don’t let anyone become a stumbling block in your life to keep you from what God has ordained for you. Also don’t become a stumbling block for yourself by putting yourself in harms way. Don’t hang out with people who will lead you down the wrong path. There will be times when people come into your life and they mean you no good. They will have ulterior motives to set you up for failure. Whatever reason they want to plot your demise know that God has your back at all times. He will take care of the one who intentionally plots your demise. “Woe to the world because of its stumbling blocks! For it is inevitable that stumbling blocks come; but woe to that man through whom the stumbling block comes! (Matthew 18:7)  

     I will always have an undying love for you because I love you unconditionally. A mother’s love will always be valuable and cannot be replaced. Mothers are not perfect but they have a perfect love for their children. Have a happy birthday on This Christmas Day!

Your mother,

Brenda Johnson-Padgitt

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