Babies, Babies, Babies, we have Babies everywhere. I just attended the first of three baby showers for this weekend. We are growing our church through the nursery department. It is awesome.
As the gifts were open today I noticed a big difference in the items being shown off compared to the items I had for my baby shower. You know I didn’t see one package of cloth diapers. They also have a lot more gadgets. The girl today got a stroller for two. The older child can either sit or ride. They even have plastic bags for the dirty diapers. (Why didn’t I think of that).
As I look at the young people starting their families I get a little nostalgic. I remember holding that baby for the first time, the excitement of friends coming to the hospital, the thrill of being a real family. And then we got in the car to go home and Tim drove about half a block and stopped the car. We had the baby seat setting between us in the front seat. (A long time ago) He looked at me and said,” Now what do we do?” Reality sat in. We had been so excited about the baby coming we didn’t think about what we did with it once it got here.
You know there is no way to prepare to be a parent. You just do it. Every day is a new day with new challenges. As long as you don’t damage them then you got it covered. My mom once said,” You can’t hardly kill them”. I guess we did all right. Both of our kids survived their ignorant parents.
With Gods great example as a parent everyone can have a great child.
Train a child in the way he should go, and when he is old he will not turn from it.