Baby Blessing

After David and I lost Pumpkin we decided that should the Lord ever allow us to carry a baby to term, we would not celebrate that child until we had our little one in our arms. Originally, this meant not even setting up a crib or buying a single baby item. We just couldn't imagine going through the process of readying a nursery only to come home empty handed. Trust me, I know mothers and fathers who have had to endure this and their courage to open the nursery door never ceases to amaze me.

Well, we have been preparing for baby. We're not going wild, but we are trying to be sensible. I'm a planner by nature, but my baby planning has taken a different tone. Instead of picking bedding, or a nursery theme I'm formulating and plotting our baby blessing.

After Sweet Potato arrives, we'll be inviting our nearest and dearest, those who have walked, prayed, cried, and held us over the past 2 years to a party. It'll be a celebration of life, of thanksgiving to God, of blessing on our child. Since David and I are all about creating memories and being intentionally personal we are designing this event to be intimate, a time of humbly coming before our God to ask for His wisdom, and to dance in His presence. I can't wait!

Sure we've got a registry (thanks to L for convincing me it might be smart and Amazon for making it easy!) and we've got our starter set of diapers. Thanks to my hairdresser and our parents we have a pile of neutral onesies/sleepers. Our dear friends have loaned us the crib their daughter used and I scored a really good deal on a moses basket w/ stand via Craigslist. Despite the fun of all that, it's not about the decorations or adorable things. Nope. The room is still incomplete. The registry still seems like a fairy wish list. What I'm holding out for is that day when with our little one we can be surrounded by loved ones and offer a prayer of praise to God for His faithfulness. 

 "O LORD, our Lord,
       how majestic is your name in all the earth!
 From the lips of children and infants
       you have ordained praise...

 what is man that you are mindful of him,
       the son of man that you care for him?

O LORD, our Lord, 
       how majestic is your name in all the earth!"

Excerpts from Psalm 8

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