Focus on the Family shares brief recordings from individuals who tell their stories.
When life isn't practical, life is always, always precious.
"For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways," declares the LORD." Isaiah 55:8I had to let go of the control that I had been clinging to, trust that this was what was best for my son, and know that the Lord would be holding him, even when I couldn’t.
"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us, to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus throughout all generations, for ever and ever! Amen." Ephesians 3:20-21
"Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths." Proverbs 3:5-6God used a circumstance that I desperately did not want to remind me of a truth that I desperately needed to remember. And now here I am reminding you, Mamas. God's got you. And He’s got your baby. And there are no better hands for either of you to be in, ever.
“This is what the Lord says – your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: I am the Lord your God, who teaches you what is best for you, who directs you in the way you should go.” Isaiah 48:17
"In his hand is the life of every creature and the breath of all mankind." Job 12:10
This has been the longest 9 months of my life. I state this not as a complaint, but as a simple observation for which I am learning to be grateful. ...
As for the nearly year-long journey of pregnancy, I suspect that the wait is less about growing the baby as it is about growing the mother.
Moms, while you are busy growing a little life, God is busy growing you.
While you are waiting and beginning to waddle, He is building the foundation for a life-long love relationship unlike any other in human existence–the bond between parent and child.
Before we have ever laid eyes on our little one, we have learned afresh what it means to suffer for someone.
We have been trained in placing the needs of someone so small and helpless above our own.
We have discovered what it means to sacrifice for someone who has no means of repayment.
Ladies, it is through our late night bathroom runs, perpetual hunger, and swollen feet that we become ready to enter this great, crazy honor called parenthood.
And just when we are bursting at the seams, both physically and emotionally, we will be met with a love worth waiting for.