Friday, August 11, 2006

Sleeping Prince

My lil prince is curled up in a ball laying on my chest sound asleep. He is so adorable! I need to wash dishes, vacuum, make curtains, eat, sleep, do laundry, and the list continues - but I am not going to. Right now I am sitting here enjoying being a mom. I am treasuring the time I have with my little boy being small enough to sleep on my chest. I am forgetting all the stress and unknowns and just cuddling Dillon. There is no better gift than a child from God! Before Dillon was born I wanted to write a poem about a child being a loan from God. I never sat down and took the time to write it, though.
A baby is a sweet and precious gift,
This gift is an unusual gift though.
A baby is not ours to keep,
Though we like to call him "Mine."
A baby, you see, is not just a baby,
He is a child, a young adult, an adult.
We cannot keep this gift in the box,
We must open the box and return to sender.
A child is on loan from God,
He wants us to raise him for His glory.
We must give him back to the Lord now,
If he is ever to serve God.
A mother wants to hold tight her grip,
But only in letting go,
Will we see the beauty of the gift.
Well, that isn't how it was running through my mind all those months before - but when I started typing that is what came out. Truly though, Dillon is already teaching me just how true it is that he isn't mine. If he were mine I would have the power to do with him as I will - in other words I would have the power to make him perfectly well. But I don't. I am as helpless as a goldfish in the middle of a desert. But right now, I can forget my helplessness and depend upon His amazing abilities. I can trust the Lord to do what is best for Dillon and for me. I can sit back and hold my baby and kiss him and know that he is in the hands of the Great Physician.


Rachel said...

That's beautiful, Tiff! God has given you such a precious, wonderful gift. :)

Anne said...

Yay!!!:) I'm so glad that you can enjoy moments like that because they pass too soon (for further reminder if needed, observe the nursery, 2's, 3's, 4's, & 5's rooms, EBA, the youth group, etc.:D) Thanks for letting me get *holding time* in yesterday!

Rebecca said...

That was a very sweet post! You will never regret the time that you took with your little one.

Anonymous said...

Enjoy your little guy when you can. Holding my little guys and gal is but a memory. The great thing is that God gives you special things to enjoy in every season of life. I'm looking forward to holding our little precious in a week or so, Lord willing. Love you all. Mom K.