Today is your due date! I can't begin to tell you how excited and anxious I am to meet you...but I must wait for you to be ready to enter this world. When will you decide to introduce yourself? I just can't wait, sweet girl. I anxiously await...
I pray for you so often throughout the day. I pray that you will be born safely, healthy. I pray for your salvation...I pray that you will know Jesus and that He will be your Savior. I pray for your protection. I pray for your happiness. I pray for wisdom as a parent. I pray for your future. I think about how Mary must have felt carrying Jesus...and how special this time of year is...and how we will be celebrating your birth during this exciting time of year...
Sometimes I do not know what to pray for you. There's a song that I listen to often...it captures this feeling quite well...
"I do not know how I am to pray for this child
as a mother I don't want my baby denied
but in the waiting in the waiting
every instinct in me wants to shield her from pain
take the arrows of misery, heartache and blame
but in the sorrow in the sorrow
I learned to hold on...
...I only have two eyes - be all seeing
I only have two hands - be everywhere
I do not know enough - to be all knowing
I give this baby up into your care
I do not know how, how to pray for this child
I want to guard her from everything wicked and wild
but in the trial, in the trial, I learned to hold on
And in the trial I learned to hold on to the heart of God." (Sara Groves)
Come and meet us soon, little Natalie!