I grew up going to church but it was not until the past two years that I feel I really dug deep into my faith. I have learned that having faith in God, is also having faith in his timing. Were there times prior to becoming pregnant that I thought I was ready to have a baby and start a family? Of course! Looking back now, I realize I was not. In these past two year’s I feel like I grew my relationship with God so much and I believe it is what prepared me to enter motherhood.
Since becoming a mom there is not a day that goes by that I don’t thank God for letting me become Alyson’s mother. In my book, there is no greater gift from Him than a child and some days I am amazed at the fact that God trusts little ole me enough to raise a child. Even though Alyson is little and will not remember going to church on Sunday mornings ,praying before meals and at bed time, it is something that both my husband and I feel so strongly about. We both want to start parenting her in a Christian household from the beginning. I love getting to stand in church Sunday morning, holding her and looking at her and just knowing what God has planned for her is going to be something amazing. Keeping up with a very busy and quick seven-month old , on top of all the other lovely adult responsivities I have can sometimes leave little time left. While some days I don’t get to sit and have my quiet time with my Bible like I did before, I get to experience the connection with God in a new way through Alyson. A few months ago, Ryan and I dedicated Alyson in front of our family and her Godparents. It was truly such a memorable day that I will cherish forever. We chose to dedicate her not because it is the “right” thing to do but because we want her to grow up understanding and feeling the love of the Lord.
“ Take delight in the Lord, and he will give you the desires of your heart” Pslam 37:4.