Ever since the wonderful news was given, I’ve been praying.
When they told me that they were expecting a baby, all I could do was hug her and cry.
This has been a long awaited child.
We are all thrilled.
My prayers have been for the pregnancy, the health of both, and the blessings of God.
Each child is so unique.
Every single one a miracle.
All children need love, training, boundaries, and so much more.
With such incredible blessing there is equally important responsibility.
The weight of such can be overwhelming when your arms cradle your first child.
Yet, it is a wonderful weight.
It brings knowledge and understanding that on our own we could mess up badly this small life.
But through Jesus, we can find all the answers.
He gave us a wonderful guide book, the Bible.
And He is right there, to walk through it all.
These and many other things have been in my prayers for this family who are adding this long desired child to their home.
When I was praying for wisdom on what I should make this new little one, the Lord spoke clearly to my heart.
A book of prayers.
At first I felt a bit confused.
“You want me to write a book of prayers?”
I knew exactly what the Lord was asking me to do.
Honestly, I had doubts.
How long will this take?
Where is my camera?
Do I have energy to add another project to my day?
Walking in faith, I got up to look for my camera.
My kids were curious as to what I was doing, but once explained, they joined in to help.
I was surprised at how quickly we were able to take pictures.
I was stunned at how fast the layouts were completed.
I’ve been working on it all day, whenever homeschool would allow.
I’m not sure when it will be ready, but I’m trusting God it will be in time for the baby shower.
Honestly, I’m humbled by God’s love and mercy.
I’d never have even attempted such a thing, if He had not spoken to my heart.
And now I can hardly wait to see it completed.
What a pleasure to give the gift of prayer.
Both in act and in words.
Praise the Lord!