I worked for Feed My Starving Children before I had kids, and loved the relationships I was able to develop while working there. It was amazing working with other people who were like-minded. One of those people was Ashley. She and I were Event Planners together and we clicked from the minute we met. One spring morning I called her with big news. “I’m having a baby!” I said. She immediately replied, “When?!” An interesting response that we laugh about now, but I didn’t think much of it until she added, “I’m having a baby too!” It turned out that we were due within a couple weeks of each other, and had actually called our boss separately before talking to each other that morning to fill her in. Our poor boss. Needless to say we spent a good chunk of our pregnancy developing procedure manuals!
Anyway, from pregnancy to birth to toddlerhood, my Baylen and her Max have shared a special bond. They are both newly two and were able to attend each other’s birthday parties over the past couple weeks. It’s so neat to see them develop a relationship with each other. Yesterday at Max’s party I found myself just looking at them in awe watching their little bodies toddle around, playing with toys and eating big people food. Time keeps on whizzing by, and I’m thankful for milestones like birthdays to pause and reflect on how faithful God is in helping us to raise our kids. And what a blessing it is to have friends like Ashley and Max to share the journey with.
Dear Lord, thank you for Baylen and Max’s friendship. Thank you for orchestrating the timing when you chose to bring them into the world. Thank you for Ashley and what an amazing mom and friend she is to me, always encouraging and supporting me in this journey of motherhood. Thank you for yesterday and reminding me to pause and think about your faithfulness. As we continue to watch Max and Baylen grow may we always remember that you deserve the praise for their friendship! May they also be like-minded and spur one other on to know you as they get older!
*This post is part of a 31 Day Challenge to write about Seeing God in Ordinary Moments. Visit my landing page here for links to all the posts.