Wednesday, February 10, 2010
Words of Encouragement
The majority of my friends and family have had children of their own. Some have birthed their first child within the last year. Some have birthed their 2nd or 3rd child. And some already have school age children. Therefore, I have heard many of the ups and downs that occur during the first few months following childbirth, but realize there is no real way to prepare for the sleepless nights, the hormonal roller coaster, or the love I will feel for my son. After much thought, I decided it would be a good idea to write some words of encouragement in my journal to look back on during the weeks/months following Bennett's birth. I began by searching the Scriptures and writing words that were inspired by my Creator, the one who I call Lord and Savior. Now, I would like to ask those of you who have children to pass along words that were encouraging to you during your first few months as a new mother. I will be sure to write your words in my journal, so I can look back on them when I am experiencing new found exhaustion or just needing a "pick me up."