I found this in our church's nursery newsletter...

"Have you ever thought about the fact that God chose you to be the parent of your child?  He knew exactly what your child needed in a parent, and He chose you.  He knows your strengths, your weaknesses, and your amazing capacity to love.  And, He gave you this baby.  But, He didn't give you this baby and walk away.  He is there - every minute of every day - guiding you through this parenting journey.  He has a story of love and redemption to tell your child through you.  He wants your precious baby to know that their Heavenly Father is there to help them, just like He's there to help you - every step of the way."

So, when Max goes from content and satisfied...

to a little unsure...

to frustrated...

to down-right annoyed in a matter of seconds.  God knows I can handle it. 


  1. I saw that too and thought it was really sweet. It's a great reminder all the time that the Lord only gives us what we can handle.
    I love that picture of you and Max!

  2. What a confirming thought and great perspective! And I enjoyed the "many faces of Max"!

  3. Abby, this is such a great reminder that we are chosen to parent these children, It makes it seem not so overwhelming when thing go differently than expected. Thank you for sharing.



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