Thursday, August 4, 2011

Baby Shower Un-devotion

I mentioned earlier that I was asked to give a devotion at a baby shower. I had prayed about it for a long time and was told, by God, to cancel. I did
This morning I set out to write a letter to the gal, from a new mom's stand point. Long story short, Matt proofed the letter said it was amazing and asked me if I could just stand up there and read it to her. So that's what I'm going to do.
Here is a copy of it. I changed her name to "friend" in this copy.

Friend,

Congratulations and welcome to the wonderful world of Motherhood! Motherhood is a marvelous, amazing, and sometimes frightening place where love abounds, laughter grows, and the laundry is almost never done.

In Motherhood there is a new challenge every day. The key to success is lots of love and mountains of prayer, for your child and, many times, for yourself. You will find yourself muttering things like: Lord, why are little boys determined to break their necks? And God, if I pull out any more hair I’ll be bald by the time I’m forty..

During the first weeks, the enormity of the task may seem daunting. You may find yourself praying something like: God, I don’t know if I’m the right person for this. I can’t raise a child! I might mess-up? I could ruin his entire life! I don’t know what to do! These thoughts are normal. Every mother has doubted herself at least a dozen, more like a million, times. It is a scary thing to be responsible for the life of another human being, but it is also a great honor, and as the Bible tells us, a great reward.

Then there are those fulfilling times where we watch our beautiful little gifts blossom and we whisper, Lord, he’s absolutely amazing. Thank you for giving him to me.

In Motherhood we not only teach our children, we learn from them. Perhaps the most important lesson I’ve had to learn is that Motherhood is only for a season, so make the most of it. The dishes don’t always have to washed, the toys don’t have to be alphabetized and color coded every time there is company. I may not even have time to shower today, but my son is happy, can sing his ABC’s , knows that Jesus makes flowers grow, and prays for his own meals. So, in the land of Motherhood, today was a success.

Friend, you may not always feel like Supermom, but that doesn’t mean that you aren’t. Enjoy every day. Pray over every day. And enjoy the journey!


-Amanda


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