Why is the bassinette stripped of its linens and sitting by the front door ready to be returned to my sister-in-law?
Why is my baby girl sitting up without any pillows behind her?
Because she is growing up. Part of me wants to applaud, and the other part wants to wipe a few tears away.
Along with the milestones she is learning, and the weight and height advancements (ok, very little in those categories, but she is growing!) -- my precious one is old enough to start learning other things.
To be patient
... these are only a few of many!
It will soon be time to pull out our family treasure box. This is something I worked on while I was pregnant with Selena.
It isn't fancy, but it has treasures inside!
If you open it, you'll see categories: Creation, God's Word, Goodness, Jesus' Death and Resurrection, Heaven, Hope, Obedience, Parents, Righteousness, Salvation, Sleep, The Tongue,Trust, and Truthfulness.
Inside each divider are index cards with applicable verses. I plan to memorize them with Selena ... maybe we can even work on them in family devotions when she gets older.
These are all I have so far, I need to work on storing more treasure!
I pray that we will guide her little feet into paths of righteousness.
A dear friend framed this poem for me before Selena was born. I'll share it with you. I tried to find the author online, but I wasn't successful. If you know who wrote this, please tell me so I can give credit where it is due.
"A careful woman I ought to be
a little girl follows me.
I do not dare to go astray,
for fear she'll go the self-same way.
Not once can I escape her eyes
whate'er she sees me do, she tries.
Like me, she says she's going to be
that little girl who follows me.
I must remember as I go
through summer sun and winter snow,
I'm molding for the years to be
that little girl who follows me."