Children are a gift from the LORD; they are a reward from him
18 months ago God blessed me and my husband with a treasure! Noah Robert. In his 18 months of life he has taught me more about what it means to trust God then anyone. He has challenged me, stretched me, filled my heart with love and given me so much joy my bucket is overflowing!
Yesterday we had a snowy day and I felt like it was the perfect time to document the life of an 18 Month old. As I was editing them I could help but think about how these pictures also document all that he has taught me.
1. Life is all about the perspective you choose to see it in!
So many times I have taken a situation as a mom and have seen two options. I can either use it to bring joy or sorrow. The funny thing about motherhood is once you think you have figured it out these little ones change it. Everyday has its battles, smiles and tears but everyday brings a blessing.
2. Your children are not yours to entrust to God : They are Gods & he has entrusted them to you!
So many times as parents we pray "God I put them in your hands." But I think we have it wrong. What if we changed our mind set and said "God I thank you that they are yours"
We ran into some minor health problems with Noah when he was 6 months old. As a mom I don't think it matters how small the issue is. When a doctor saids somethings wrong with your baby you shatter inside!
I remember praying and saying " God how can you do this to my baby? " As clear as day I hear back
" He is not yours he is mine, I have entrusted him to you. " and it hit me. If I love this baby with all my life how can I doubt Gods love for him. I know in hindsight my experience is minimal but my eyes were opening to what it means to be a parent!
It means having complete faith in God to guide you, Teach you, grow you. Whenever there is a trial question or dispute it can be answered through prayers and faith.
3. Life is better when you take it on full force
If you asked me to describe Noah in one word I think I would choose ADVENTUROUS! His birth was filled with adventure and everyday since then has been. He takes life to the max and is ready everyday to explore. He has taught me there is a whole lot of life outside of my comfort zone.
He is a boy through and through. Loving the outdoors and all the adventure, freedom and excitement it brings!
I can't wait to experience the next lesson he teaches me as he grows from a toddler to a little boy!