As I mentioned in my last post, there have been many blessings we have celebrated this summer. One that consistently amazes me in the connection our oldest son has with God. He loves to pray at night for people to get healthy, to get pregnant, to be well.
This year, we had four friends and family members hoping to get pregnant. All four of them had been trying for a while and three of them had started talking with their providers about “other options” for conception. I had told our son about these women, so he added them to his nightly prayer list.
Each night, he would say his prayers, and then ask God – if it was His will – to help these women have babies. Why am I sharing this?
Because three of those women are pregnant (one already delivered)!
That is right, three of the four women got pregnant. One delivered, one is due in September and the other in December.
The woman due is December is his aunt. We wanted her to share the news, so we called her via FaceTime to have her share the news with our son. When she told him, his mouth dropped to the ground. And then he said…
“I prayed for you. I prayed for that.”
Tears came to all of our eyes to see the love that little guy has for God, and his whole-hearted belief that God answered his prayers. And, I must fully admit that I believe that, too.
We have had many other blessings this summer. My husband and I were able to spend one week together celebrating our anniversary. Soon thereafter, we spent one week with our extended family on a beach vacation in South Carolina. We had fun with little league baseball and backyard soccer games. We have been blessed with great friends and wonderful family. And, we continue to watch our children grow and are blessed by each one of them.
Matthew 18:4-5 (GNB): The greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven is the one who humbles himself and becomes like this child. And whoever welcomes in My Name one such child as this, welcomes Me.
I come to You with great thanks today. You have bestowed great blessings on our family. We ask that You continue to help us keep our eyes open to not miss your great blessings. We ask You continue to help us to see the joy, the love and the peace you share with us. And, we ask that You help us to share these blessings so that others may see Your Greatness.