Monday, January 24, 2011

Mommy Monday

A few weeks ago, I attended a funeral for my uncle who was a loving and well-loved man.  Of course, because it's family and it hurts to see family in pain, I shed a few tears.  Then, we sang this hymn and I LOST it completely.  Specifically this verse:
How sweet to hold a newborn baby,
And feel the pride and joy he gives.
But greater still the calm assurance,
This child can face uncertain days because He lives.

Although baby isn't even here yet, I find myself worrying already about her future.  I worry about protecting her and keeping her safe.  It's something that I knew every parent goes through, but until you have a life inside you or a life that you are actually responsible for, I don't know if you can completely understand the anxiety.  I have had multiple talks with good friends about the anxieties of parenthood.  It brings comfort to know that all parents worry about these things and all we can really do is pray and lean on God and each other for comfort and guidance.

Because He lives, I can face tomorrow.

Because He lives, All fear is gone.
Because I know He holds the future,
And life is worth the living just because He lives.

I thank God for the life inside me and that He gave it all for her and me.  I pray that I can release control...because He holds the future.  He's got it taken care of.

Moms out there...what do you fear most about the future of your children?  How do you comfort yourself in the times of anxiety? 

1 comment:

sara ericson said...

i, like most moms and dads, fear not out-living my kids. "the Lord gave and the Lord has taken away......." (job 1:21, niv) is a hard verse for me to swallow for this reason alone. i try my best to seek comfort in the covenant that He will never give me more than i can bear, and works all things out for good for those called according to his purpose. tough, but i've gotta believe it. so if i do lose one of my children before it's my time to go, as often as i pray against it (literally daily), i must believe that for whatever reason that only God Himself knows, it was somehow for the best. hang in there, chris. your worry proves your big heart and your endless love and concern for your baby!