I wanted to share a recent testimony about my little girl. She was referred to see a specialist at the children’s hospital regarding abnormalities with her eyes.
As we sat there in the waiting room and saw the number of children needing treatment. It broke my heart to see children needing cancer treatment and see young children in wheelchairs. Our baby girl screamed during her tests but a few hours later we were given the all-clear to leave and not return for follow up appointments. It was an overwhelming sense of gratitude to God for the good news.
My husband Almond told me he believed God wanted to remind us on our recent visit to the children’s hospital how blessed we are to have our two children who are gifts from him.
To give you some context, the year 2020 was a rather unique time for everyone around the globe with covid. In the midst of the chaos, I gave birth to my second child, my baby girl. There was an immense joy when I held her in my arms and an overwhelming sense of gratitude to God for blessing me with my darling girl. I had what they call a ‘pandemic baby’ and although it was very different to introduce my baby via FaceTime and Zoom to my family. I am incredibly grateful to God for blessing me with the opportunity to use technology to connect with my loved ones during a special season in my life.
Also, another testimony was the delivery of my healthy baby girl via VBAC ( vaginal birth after c.section ), which deserves an Amen! My first labour with my son went into an emergency c section under general anesthesia. I prayed for a natural, less dramatic birth this time which I am grateful to God because there were risks involved with my VBAC. God’s protection was evident and I got to meet my baby girl straight away which was the most unforgettable moment.
When I think of motherhood I think of the selfless life long commitment to providing the best for our children. Motherhood is truly the toughest yet most rewarding experience of my life. I feel as though I needed to write this post about being a mother because it is such an important aspect of my life that I manage everyday through tears, laughter and faith. Some days are definitely easier than others when it comes to navigating the motherhood journey.
“Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness. I say to myself, “The Lord is my portion; therefore I will wait for him.” The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him, to the one who seeks him;”
— Lamentations 3:21-25 NIV
If I am honest with you all, I have been feeling so physically, mentally and emotionally exhausted lately. I am still breastfeeding my one and half year old daughter and the longest period of time I have spent away from her is 3 hours. Also, the lack of sleep at night does not help the irritability levels the next day. It does get overwhelming trying to have patience and meet the needs of my little boy who is so full of life and my baby girl who needs me to survive life. I have felt so depleted and solely dependent on God to be my portion.
As I continue to pour out love to my two children and raise them in this hectic world, I am reminded they are what my heart truly desires from God here on earth. My children are ultimately his to utilise in this world to bring him all the glory so I need to continue running the race of motherhood and let God set the pace in my life.
Love G x