How can it be? One year already? No one ever says that motherhood is the hardest thing in the world. It is. Way harder than being only a wife. But the rewards of motherhood are exponentially greater than the challenges, trials, lost sleep, tears and feelings of failure.
God has shown me so much about myself in the last year. How similar I am to my baby. How much I need Him. How much my soul cries for Him. How much I trust Him. How little I do. How stubborn I am. How my heart tends toward rebellion. Yet He loves me. Even more than I love my child. That is incomprehensible love.
Our little miracle – Ridley McCheyne – born January 13, 2009
“…I (God) said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’ Yes, I said to you in your blood, ‘Live!’” Ezekiel 16:6
How thankful I am that God said to me, “Live.”
He grows me. He matures me. In His time. Not mine.
It’s unbelievable how much Ridley has changed over the course of one year. He’s so mobile and inquisitive. I call him “Curious George.”
How much have I grown spiritually in this last year? Is my growth unbelievable or is it just so-so?
This little man brightens my day every day. His smile is contagious. SO contagious.
He pushes me to know God more.
Because without Him, I can’t do anything.
Now, onto another year of growth, challenges, blessings and trials.
And many, many more smiles!