Before we know it our family will consist of more than just two independent adults. We’ll have a little child to clothe, shelter, and rear up in a godly home. More than anything I want my child to know how much God loves him or her. I want this child to know that they are beautifully and uniquely created to do great things. It’s amazing to think that, while this baby is inside of my tummy, all of his or her days are already written down.
Psalm 139 gives us a glorious picture of this. When you have a moment, pick it up and read through it for yourself. I never stop to be amazed at the intricacy of Gods plan.
I know that life with this child won’t always be roses and sugar plums. This child will scream, have tantrums, and lie to us from time to time. This child will be a sinful little person in need of Savior, just like each of us.
Just the same, I believe that God has created my military husband and I to be the perfect parents for this little one. As unprepared as I may feel, I have to believe that God truly has given me the tools I need to be a good mother, mentor, and friend to this child. What I lack, He will teach me along the way, through scripture, through prayer, and through godly friends that He gives me along the road.
One thing I’m already finding in this military life is that God gives me the friends I need at each new place. Every time we move, God blesses us in a new way with new amazing Christian role models that teach us a different lesson in life, love and worship. This doesn’t mean I don’t miss my old friends, I still long for their companionship and love. Just the same, I have to believe that God goes before us each and every day.
While my friends may be far away, I’m so thankful for the life God has given us in this new town. I’m thankful for the new friendships we’re forming here, and for this life growing inside of me.
Even with the ugly weather outside the window, I can’t help but smile at how amazing God is and for all the wonderful promises for tomorrow.