Hannah is now nine months old, and she is turning into the sweetest little girl! She amazes me every day with her “genius” (okay – I may be a little biased). She can quickly crawl around the house, and she is often gone quicker than I can blink an eye! She is amazing at pulling herself up to standing position, and she is already cruising around the furniture.
As I watch my baby grow into a girl (sadly yet proudly), I realize how important it is to make sure that she grows in God’s Word as well. The Bible says, “Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it” (Prov. 22:6 – KJV). As a Christian, this is my responsibility – my privilege – as a mom. While many people have laughed at my attempts to spend time in the Scripture with Hannah each morning, I know that these are building blocks for her life – just as playing classical music helps babies learn or playing games with her helps to develop her skills.
Recently, I was offered a parttime job, which would have helped us with our finances. I decided to go to the interview to see if this was God’s way of supplying our needs. What I learned was that I needed to be more thankful for the job I already had – that of being Hannah’s mom. When I returned home, I found her waiting for me, eager and smiling to have Mommy home. It was then that I realized that my life was already fulfilled in the challenging, boring, and joyful days of being Hannah’s mom. I hope I never take that for granted, and I am ever so thankful for a husband who supports me in whatever hopes and dreams I pursue.