Tuesday, April 7, 2009

Open Hands

As Jacob and I look down the road ahead, in regards to being parents, we already have a list of questions. How will we ever do this? What will we do when she writes on the wall? What if we don't agree on the consequence that should take place for each situation...In fact, I think what has surprised me the most about being a parent is the weight of the responsibility of making decisions...even the everyday ones. When should she sleep? Where should she sleep? When should she eat? How long do I wait to call the Dr. if she hasn't pooped?
We've become responsible for a life. A precious, sweet, beautiful life that we can no longer imagine our lives without. The thrill and joy of having this life added to our lives is indescribably amazing. We have many dreams and hopes for this little life and pray that we can bring her up into the woman God has created her to be. We are so thankful that we are surrounded by family and friends that can support us as we walk the road of parenthood. We are even more thankful that we follow a God that knows and cares for this little life more than we could ever imagine. We are honored that He has chosen us to bring up His little princess. We pray that we can raise her in a way that honors Him.