Day 1 of celebrating 500 posts!
I will share my top three “words of wisdom” for a new mom- as shared at a baby blessing this weekend.
Words of Wisdom for A Mom with a New Baby (be it first or tenth!)
1.) Nourish yourself. Drink water, take your vitamins, rest when able, and eat well. I fully admit to having been very poor at this item. This does not negate its importance!
2.) When the days are hard and the nights seem unending, remember that this will pass quickly. It truly will. It will even if you have 5 babies in just under 6 years. I know. I have lived it. Soon and very soon, that warm, fragrant baby snuffling against your neck will be reaching out to take the world in his own two hands. Cup those days, and don’t make haste. And know this, sweet Mama, know this: it will be alright. It will. Remember – there are answers. Your answers probably won’t be my answers. You will write your own story. But, whatever your struggle is- baby sleeping, baby feeding, whatever…keep a learning heart and seek. You will find. I say this,too, from experience. It might not be easy, but it is true. Real life.
Psalm 145: 18
The LORD is near to all who call on him,
to all who call on him in truth.
He truly is. I have lived it.
3.) And finally. When you welcome that sweet baby, remember you are welcoming a precious soul to train for God. A new member to join your family, adding their uniqueness while carrying some of yours. What a privilege it truly is to minister to your child’s heart and raise them for and in the Lord. Love that little one who will soon and very soon be O! so big. Treasure their heart. Remember that…
“… whoever gives one of these little ones even a cup of cold water because he is a disciple, truly, I say to you, he will by no means lose his reward.”
Keep a high view of that precious, precious child. All the mundane tasks of motherhood that can weary the soul and body to the bone…let them push you deep into Jesus and His Grace. Deep. He is there and He has much in store for you. Treasure your children. Treasure the gift. Even in the ugly- hard- He is there. There is gold glinting in the dark. I pray you find it by His grace.