From parental termination to the celebration of adoption you will cry, laugh, hurt, and cry some more. It will crush your heart to see the pain of a mother walking away while simultaneously planting love as you step in. Don’t allow yourself to judge anyone or any situation. You don’t know as much as you think. If you aren’t sure what to do, do the thing that scares you the most. Hope is a vital part of this process.
The little one threw up twice after feeding. As a professional Googler, I turned to Google to find out why he was vomiting..... I learned that I shouldn't expect to receive more gifts/ideas/revelation from God if I am not effectively utilizing or doing all He has deposited in me so far....
My baby has presented me with the freedom to be myself without feeling self conscious. I make weird noises and faces to entertain him and it doesn't matter who is watching or where I am. I just want to communicate with my baby. I don't care if it makes me look ugly or silly in private or public spaces...........
I heard the sound of a fall while making my way back to the room. My heart sunk. It started beating fast but I couldn't and didn't panic..........Perhaps, choosing not to panic or express fear as a new mom is God's strategic way of preparing me to live fearless in every area of my life.
My baby's transition from solely needing breastfeeding/breastmilk to complementary feeding is a call to spiritual growth for me. It also reminds me of the scripture where Paul chastised some believers for not growing spiritually.
"Antibodies are passed from mother to baby through the placenta during the last three months of pregnancy. This gives the baby some protection when they are born. The type and amount of antibodies passed to the baby depends on the mother’s own level of immunity......" While our children are still under our spiritual covering, they must not be overcomed by that which cannot overcome us!
It's hard, difficult and pointless to be mad at my baby because he is yet to develop the ability to differentiate between wrong and right. In fact, he smiles when I tell him he has done something wrong. Forgiveness becomes easy when we understand that those who have wronged us or hurt us do not truly know what they are doing........
Some days ago, I came across a video where individuals were told to replace the phrase 'I have to' with 'I get to'. My sense of appreciation for life and motherhood was heightened by the video.
This past weekend, I visited a sister-friend who gave birth to a baby boy three weeks ago. She shared her concern about raising a child in this cold/evil world. I had the same fear and concern in July, so I could relate. We discussed the fact that our generation is faced with raising children in a more complex world compared to generations before us.
16th September 2018, My husband and I made a special commitment before God in the presence of our friends and family...... Seeing or watching my child serve the living God will be my greatest joy and accomplishment as a mother.
Our decision to be more spiritually sensitive and seek God's help isn't out of fear that something bad will happen if we are not rightly positioned or don't do things right. We are simply acknowledging our dependence on God.
As I reflect on my baby's milestones, his God-given natural abilities, his periods of frustration and his relentless nature; I am reminded of my need to grow and utilize my spiritual gifts.
I live for this type of news. News about Christians breaking records in every industry....
Do you have a business plan, an Idea, a dream, something you have been thinking of doing to make a difference in the world but you think you just don't measure up or ain't qualified to do??
As I think of how much effort we put into preparing for our son's arrival and our daily effort to meet his needs, I am reminded of ....
Whether we compare ourselves with others just to feel like we are better or to wish for their life is a No Go. I can learn from others but I will not strive to be like them.
These individuals capture the joy so many immigrants/aliens feel upon becoming an American citizen.
In our seasons of discomfort, it’s psychologically difficult to see the big picture. God’s silence in some seasons doesn’t mean he is ignoring us.
My transition into motherhood has given me the opportunity to reflect on the numerous ways my mother expressed her love for me before she died more than two decades ago. More importantly, this transition has brought me on a spiritual journey where God’s love is revealed through my son. It has awakened a new sense of daughtership in my walk with God.
My sudden awakening to the love of my mother has brought me wholeness and has given me the closure I needed. I encourage every orphan and anyone who was abandoned by a parent to reflect on the love that 'perhaps' existed. Reflect on the times you shared, the moments you remember, and let your heart feel love.