Monday, August 1, 2011

As I prepare

Here is a great article that was full of fabulous reminders for me as I prepare to be a new parent again:

From a book my dear friend Lil bought for me:
"Here is a sweet, fragrant mouth to kiss; here are two more feet to make music with their pattering about my nursery. Here is a soul to train for God; and the body in which it dwells is worthy all it will cost, since it is the abode of a kingly tenant. I may see less of friends, but I have gained one dearer than them all, to whom, while I minister in God's name, I will make a willing sacrifice of what little leisure for my own recreation my other darlings had left me. Yes, my precious baby, you are welcome to your mother's heart, welcome to her time, her strength, her health, her tenderest cares, her life-long prayers! Oh, how rich I am, how truly, how wondrously blest!"...
And...from the resurgence blog:

"Here are the things I know about God because I feel these ways for my baby:

God loves me more than I can know
God cleans up my messes—even when they’re really messy
Just because I’m crying doesn’t mean that God isn’t doing what’s best for me
God loves me because I’m his child, not because of what I do
I don’t understand 99.9% of what God has done for me
God has always provided
He knows my cry and can interpret what I need better than I can articulate it
God has a lot of patience
God feels a deep sense of responsibility for me
God gave up a lot of important things for me
God must love our worship, when I hear my baby coo it melts my heart
God is a comforter
I am weak but he is strong
When I scream in his face he is worried about me 
I’m essentially useless to God right now, but he loves me any way
God wants good for me