Making a decision to have a child--it's momentous. It is to decide forever to have your heart go walking around outside your body.
Oh yes. It's true.
Here I am, before my heart left my body, standing with Jeff and his parents at 8 months pregnant with our first. Apparently it was really cool to wear an awning when you were pregnant in 1986.
I had no idea what becoming a mother would mean.
Again with the stripes! Here I think I was beginning to get an idea that I was in way over my head. I remember thinking "I don't think I can do this!" And so I started praying. A lot.
I remember my mother's prayers and they have always followed me. They have clung to me all my life.
I prayed they would know how much we loved them. I prayed they would learn to love God's word and depend on it. I prayed they would like each other. I prayed they would be wise, admit their own sin and be quick to ask for forgiveness. I prayed they would survive my mistakes as a mother.
Now I pray all the time that my girls will increasingly know the love God has for them and the deep fulfillment of life lived for Him. That they see what a liar the world is. They are always on my mind, in my prayers...
They're three very unique and gifted women...
Creative, smart, loving.
Compassionate, kind, funny.
Generous, tender-hearted, strong.
Three amazing gifts.
"I asked the Lord to give me these children and He has granted my request. Now I am giving them to the Lord, and they will belong to the Lord their whole lives." 1 Sam. 1:27
Happy Mother's Day!
P.S. This summer I'm getting a son!