"And the king loved Esther above all the women, and she obtained grace and favour in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown upon her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti." Ester 2:7 - KJV
For as long as I can remember, My GodMommy always referred to me as one of her "little Esthers". Now this is one of the stories in the Bible that is pretty cut and dry, in my opinion, in terms of it's meaning. Esther was chosen to be Queen by the King because she was beautiful, anointed and favored. She was, however, anointed to be Queen because she was beautifully favored and chosen by God. In this place as Queen, Esther made bold decisions, she was faithful, she knew her purposed and went after it no matter the cost, and did it all with grace.
Parents always see the best in you. They know your potential and often view you based off who they know you can and will become. My GodMommy always knew what was inside of us for who we could become; modern Queen Esthers. But the biggest truth is, along with our mothers, she molded us into those women. And you have to be a Queen to raise a queen.
Durelle McPherson is one of the single most graceful, powerful, bold, beautiful, faithful, modern day Queens on this earth. Like Esther, she gives her all for her people, her loved ones. She's a fighter; she's been through you-know-where and back again but when you see her you see God's glory in all of that. She is a class act with a bit of spice. Overall she's just the type of person that you go "everyone needs a so-and-so in their life".
So I'm going to say it, EVERYONE needs a Durelle McPherson in their life! I'm eternally grateful and blessed that I do. Happy Birthday GodMommy! You are truly the best! I love you. I don't know who I would be without you, and I'm glad I didn't have to find that out. Now it's time to plan a pool day ;).
- Your Little Esther
"Strength and dignity are her clothing, And she smiles at the future. She opens her mouth in wisdom, And the teaching of kindness is on her tongue. She looks well to the ways of her household, And does not eat the bread of idleness. Her children rise up and bless her; Her husband also, and he praises her, saying “Many daughters have done nobly, But you excel them all.” Proverbs 31:25-29 NASV