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We Have a Baby In the House

…and everything changes just a bit.

Samuel David is precious. He’s a gift from God in answer to years of prayer. Along with a new baby in the house comes a reminder about the nature of babies.

With a baby in the house, you don’t get to decide what gets your attention. Plans and schedules fly out the window and everybody’s help is needed. Sleep is a luxury, crying is normal (including Mom), and dirty diapers are somehow… precious.

God sends babies into the world for a variety of reasons. They show His creative handiwork, they bless our lives, and with proper biblical parenting, they grow up to impact their world. But there’s another lesson I’m reminded of this week…

Life does not revolve around me (or you), and it’s never about controlling everything.

You can’t manage a baby. You can’t schedule diaper-changes. All you can do is respond to what happens and provide love and care. Babies make us live a little differently… a little better I think.

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  1. A beautiful young man! Life definitely changes.

    One thing that I have learned from parenthood is what it truly means to have a Heavenly Father. That is some AWESOMENESS!
    .-= Dusty Rayburn´s last blog ..All Because of Jesus =-.

  2. Patricia ONeal says:

    YES! Everything changes with a baby in the house. However, those kind of changes seem to work out for more goodness in the house. Enjoy changing from a family of three to a family of four. A baby in the house is wonderful.

  3. Babies want, what they want, when they want it. Parents are just along for the ride. Babies require mainly, only three things, love, like God shows us, norishment, provided through God, and about a tractor trailer load of diapers, which probably will have to come from WalMart (I don't think God has an account there). Good luck with that sweet little man, cause the ride has just begun, and life will never be the same again.

  4. Kerrie Smith says:

    Oh, yes, talking about going along for the ride indeed. All I can say is congratulations and a high five to you all. While I’m not married, I can remember when my nieces and nephews were born, too. Indeed, it sure was a life-changing experience for my brothers and sisters-in-law. I’m glad God created children for us to love and nourish. I guess the one thing that makes this whole experience great, too, is that at least you all have been through this with Ella, but, of course, I was sorry to read all of what happened with you all on this journey. However, I know you wouldn’t trade this journey for anything in the world. I will keep praying for you all that this transition will continue to go smoothly.

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