I’ve been thinking a lot about the way that God is crafting a story for each of us–how our little baby, although not yet born, already has a story to tell. And soon, he or she will have lots of great details to add…I was born on a…I weighed x number of pounds and so many ounces…my mom and dad had my name picked out for months, or…my mom and dad had to spend some time getting to know me before they decided on the perfect name. My big brother came to see me and his reaction was…
It’s fascinating, isn’t it, that from before we ever enter this world, there is a story being shaped for us and for our lives?
I hope that all of this “journaling” or blogging will help our babe to know his or her story, and to be confident that it had a great beginning. I want our little one to be sure that we were brimming over with love and anticipation, with joy and curiosity and wonder at who he or she will be. Especially in light of baby having a older sibling in the mix, I spend time daily thinking about how our kiddos’ stories will intertwine and interact–and how they’ll go their own directions, too.
Who will this little person become? What will he or she learn to love? How will baby impact our lives over the days and years to come?
God is such a marvelous creator–so clever and generous and grace-filled as He knits us together and readies us for the world. Experiencing this part of motherhood–as one small part of our baby’s story, is humbling, emotional, beautiful, and so personal. I feel unbelievably privileged to have already carried this tiny Button around for 37 weeks.
Today at lunch, J and I were talking with Henry about traveling and visiting Africa with us someday. “I think I will like the world,” he said. “And baby is going to like the world, too.”
I have no doubt that God will put a hunger for the world on these two sweet little hearts. As He does, I can’t wait to watch each of their stories unfold into bright and dynamic histories that I will cherish as their mama.
praying for beautiful storytellers and courageous Kingdom builders in our home,