Monday, December 7, 2015

They Are Not Mine: Her Verse

The children from my womb are not my own.  Yes I have carried them around in my body, and yes I stay up all hours of the night to make sure they are feeling well, changed, and fed, but they are not mine.  Just like everything else on this earth, these children are the Lord's.  They are blessings that the Lord has given me to take care of while I am on this earth.  It has always been important to the Mr and I to make sure that we are intentional in our parenting to point our children back to Jesus.  The first thing I said to Dutch when he was born was "Jesus loves you," and I truly hope that I will have the same opportunity to tell that to Teeny Peep when she is born.

Before Dutch was conceived, I had a verse of scripture that I would pray over him, because I always knew that this was the specific verse that I would have for him when he joined us on earth.  When I was preparing the nursery for him, I made sure that it was the first thing that was seen when we walked into his room.  I want my children to have confidence knowing that their mother is continually and specifically praying over them.  I want them to know that I am not just here to take care of their physical and emotional needs, but also to foster their spiritual needs.

This was the view you got as soon as you walked into the nursery before we brought Dutch home from the hospital.  On the wall is Psalm 91:4:
 He will cover you with His feathers, and under His wings you will find refuge.  His faithfulness will be your shield and rampart.
I never knew if the Lord would give us more children, but if He did, I knew that I wanted my babies to share a room.  It's not that we don't have the space; we do have another bedroom, but we would like our kiddos to share a room when they are younger.  We're thinking this will be a great opportunity to continue building character with our children.  Since the Lord has blessed us with another baby and they will be sharing a room, I wanted the verse I selected for Teeny Peep to be posted right next to Dutch's verse.  It took me several months to find just the right verse for her, but after much prayer I found comfort with a verse that the Lord placed on my heart. 

Now when you walk into the nursery you are greeted with verses for both of my baby peeps on the wall.  I used the exact same paper, frame, and vinyl to make Teeny Peep’s scripture: Isaiah 40: 30-31,
Even youth grow tired and weary and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the Lord will renew their strength.  They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not faint.
I made both of these vinyl scriptures using my Silhouette.  If you want the template for either of these, I’d be happy to send them to you.

xoxo Darby

1 comment :

Jessica said...

So beautiful!! I love that you are so intentional about this. It inspires me to be even more so with my kids. Love!

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