These are few statements I heard as a new mom: “let the baby cry, he will not die”, “don’t spoil that baby”, and “crying is good for his lungs”. As I reflect on these statements from people with good intentions, I realize that those statements are not completely true. We can never spoil a baby. […]
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 am getting close to reclaiming my boobs. It will no longer be used as a pacifier, midnight snack, daytime comforter, bonding tool, and all the good stuffs associated with breastfeeding. It’s been a slow and steady weaning process for the little one and it has been quite an easy journey for me. I am […]
From one step to five steps and finally countless steps, we have been cheering the little one along like the cloud of witnesses. DH and I have been waiting for these days. Honestly, I have been imagining the little one holding my legs while I workout and moving all over the house with HIS OWN […]
I will wage war for life, but I cannot justify trampling the wounded on the way to the battle. I must keep my heart at a place that I will stand for truth, but also be willing to run across the street for the broken carrying the weight of her choice. When I forget how to do both, then I fall into dangerous territory myself.
Alas! My husband and I have been suffering for no reason. The equipment needed to fix the problem was within our reach and it was available before ‘sharp nails’ problem manifested….
I ensure my baby’s food is in very good condition before he consumes it. The only time I don’t take on the role of a food taster for the little one is when I breastfeed him. While casually checking the temperature of my baby’s water by taking a sip before handing it over to him, […]
The little one is growing physically because he eats daily. I remember how he learned to latch properly. In fact we both learned how to latch. He lost a lot of weight before we left the hospital because I was not producing enough milk. I was in pain and clueless. I didn’t want him to […]
Who knew watching and helping another human poop could bring so much happiness, divine revelation and lead to a short prayer!?!? Today, I prayed “Lord help me poop, help me get rid of everything causing discomfort in my life”. I was reminded of God’s desire to help His children (that’s why God sent us the […]
The changes I have seen the little one go through are pointers to the fact that God knows our needs and He is able to provide all we need exactly when we need them. Teething, babbling, crawling, and other baby milestones occur exactly when they become important. My son’s teeth are not visible at the […]
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………..
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.
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.
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 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 ….