A Prayer for My Son
So… Michael and I are expecting our first child in early April. When I think ahead to life as a parent, it's both exciting and nerve-wracking! Michael and I are super excited to become parents, but it's crazy to think that in less than two months, I will not only be “Sara” or “Michael's wife,”—I'll also be “Daniel's mom.” A few months ago, Michael asked me to start listing some of my hopes and dreams I have for Daniel Isaac. I’m more serious about some than others, but these are simply the dreams of a “mom-to-be.”
- First and foremost, I pray that he will learn to put Christ first in all that he does.
- I pray he will survive childhood with Michael as his dad. Michael tells stories of his many crazy stunts as a boy and the resulting trips to the doctor to get stitches. I'm hoping we won't have quite as many accidents.
- I hope that he has ten fingers and ten toes (and also dark brown hair like his daddy… that would be nice).
- I pray his parents will be good examples of what it means to be Christians. I know it’s unrealistic to try and be perfect in front of him. But I hope that he sees us, not only living Christ in our beliefs and behavior, but also practicing the humility of Christ and asking forgiveness when we know we should.
- I hope he always know how much I love him (and will be okay with lots of hugs and kisses)!
- I pray he has Michael's photographic memory. Oh, how I wish I had this ability (especially when taking tests and memorizing scripture).
- I will encourage him to get dirty and to be a boy.
- I hope he will like going on dates with me and letting me spoil him.
- I pray it will be easy for him to make friends because he'll have a great personality. I pray that we will be a good example so he will learn to be friendly and encouraging to everyone.
I know it's not always going to be easy, but I am ready for the challenge and can't wait to meet our son! Please pray for our family as we begin this new journey. Our main goal in our new role as parents is to honor the Lord in all that we do.
"For this child I prayed, and the LORD has granted me my petition that I made to him. Therefore I have lent him to the LORD. As long as he lives, he is lent to the LORD." (1 Samuel 1:27-28)
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