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Acts of Faith: Buying Josiah Christmas Gifts

Sadly enough, another Christmas is going by and I don’t have baby bird in my arms or in my belly, but what I do have is him living inside my heart. I talk to him every day. I tell him all the fun activities, crafts, and trips we will take when he gets here, and if I’m out shopping and see something cute, I will always buy it for him. I didn’t used to be like that. I used to see something cute and then get upset, start pouting, and possibly turn into a sour lemon the rest of the day because I didn’t have a child to buy it for. But that kind of attitude and thinking got old. I realized that if I truly believed that my baby bird would come, then why not buy it now as an act of faith? Ever since this shift in thinking about my future, I do not shy away from buying him something, which is why I wanted to go ahead and get him a Christmas gift this year.

I didn’t have any ideas on what I wanted to give him. Daniel wanted to buy himself him a gun, but I wasn’t too fond of this idea, and nothing “struck my fancy” when I was out shopping. I was starting to get bummed that I didn’t have anything special to wrap and put under the tree…that is until I went into Kohl’s real quick last week. As soon as I walked in and saw the “Kohl’s Cares for Kids” display I knew immediately Josiah would love it!

I bought him Snoopy, Woodchuck, and a book called, “You Can Be Anything!” What is even better is 100% of the net profit will go to children’s health programs and initiatives. Win-Win situation to me. Josiah gets something fun and the money will help other children become healthier.

Daniel doesn’t know what I have purchased for our baby bird, therefore I decided to wrap up the gifts and place them under the tree so that he can open them on Christmas morning. But before sticking them in a box and placing a bow on top, I decided to write a note inside the book cover for baby bird to read one day. I want him to know that he was cared for, loved, and thought about even before He was created in my womb. He will truly be a gift from above and I want him to know that we hoped for and believed in God for his miracle conception long before it ever happened. What a testimony it will be for Josiah to share with others one day! It gives me goosebumps to think about.

Merry Christmas, Josiah!

I can’t wait for the day when you are curled up in my lap as I read you this story and tell you that you can be anything! Until that day when I am holding you in my arms, I’ll hold you in my heart. I love you more than you can imagine now, and I’ll love you more than you can imagine then. You are my gift from God.

Love, Momma Bird

God is amazing and He loves to bless His children with good gifts, therefore I know without a shadow of a doubt His promise to me will one day be wrapped up in Daniel’s old Winnie the Pooh blankie and curled up in my lap while I give him sweet kisses and read him this story.

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23 thoughts on “Acts of Faith: Buying Josiah Christmas Gifts”

  1. Hey funny you posted this coz I decided to buy something cute for my future child on this trip! If I see a cute onesie or other items, I’ll buy it without fearing that I’m jinxing myself. If I believe that I will have children, I should not be fearful of buying them anything. That’s definitely a shift in my mentality and attitude. Your gift to Josiah is awesome. 🙂

    1. yay!!!! I can’t wait to see what you buy!!!! It is so much fun to do this and it really does increase your hope and faith. I always tell people to start buying now no matter what 🙂 Merry Christmas!!

  2. I love this! That is so sweet! I look forward to hearing about you giving all of Josiah’s gifts to him! He is one lucky boy to have such a sweet Momma!
    Merry merry Christmas!

    1. I knew as soon as I walked in that the book and the stuffed animals to go with the book would be perfect…especially for story time. I started a collection of books last August because that is something that I daydream of doing all.of.the.time. Merry Christmas to you!

  3. Baby Josiah is so loved already! That is the sweetest image, you talking to him and purchasing little gifts in sweet anticipation! Praying for you friend and I will stay tuned for that special post that’s coming! 🙂

  4. This is very cute and sweet. I usually tell myself not to buy things (like cloth diapers) but earlier this year I saw a police officer onesie and my husband said he thought I should get it. I’m really glad I did. I have a baby box of items that I will hopefully use one day, children’s books that I bought on sale before I was even married (lol), two cloth diapers from my 2nd pregnancy, stuffed animals, blocks, and pregnancy belly stickers. I really, really want to start building a cloth diaper stash but we do have debt to pay so I always tell myself not to. Maybe if I see diapers at a good price that are really cute I’ll just purchase it in faith 🙂 Thanks for sharing, friend. Very encouraging post!

    1. I always say to pay your debts first because of the story in the Bible when Elisha (the prophet) told the widow to pay her debts first…so I say honor God with paying off debts but occasionally purchase something for your lil one as well…i always find that when I’m down, I will purchase something in faith and it miraculously strengthens me 🙂 Faith pleases God and He will reward us with it. Have a great Christmas!! xoxo

  5. Oh, my word! I am sitting here with tears streaming from my eyes as I read your post! I am SO glad you visited my blog, so I could find yours. I cannot begin to tell you how much I related to everything you said just now. Everything. I know your pain. I, too, was diagnosed with Polycystic Ovarian Disease, and i am here to tell you that GOD defied everything the doctors told me! In His time, and in His way (which was 100% natural, with NO medical intervention), He opened my womb….just for a moment….and He brought me through a very bumpy pregnancy to full gestation…in fact our sweet Zachary Will was nine days late! He placed that sweet, little bundle in my arms, on December 26, 2000, after waiting for 12 1/2 long years. There is so much I could tell you about it…I don’t mean to take up so much space, but I just want to encourage you that GOD is still God. He is still on His throne. He is unaffected by your disease. You are 100% right in buying those sweet gifts, because one day, you are going to watch your sweet boy play and enjoy them to the fullest. I just know it. My heart goes out to you in a million ways….wish I could give you a big hug and just assure you that God is going to do this for you. I am so happy to have “met” you, and I look forward to following your blog. God bless you and your husband with a wonderful Christmas!

    1. awww thank you so much for taking up “space” 🙂 I loved reading every word and it has encouraged me so much!! Your words were like hugs to me 🙂 email me anytime at 10hopeingod@gmail.com! I love making new friends 🙂 Merry Christmas!

      1. Bless your dear heart! Thank you so much for writing back. I would love to correspond with you..I love meeting new friends, too! We all need each other on this journey called life. You have encouraged me, too, and my heart just breaks for your void and sadness. I am believing God for the miracle of placing a sweet, healthy baby in your arms. Who knows? It may even be by next Christmas! Wouldn’t that be wonderful? Our God is able!

        May the dear Lord bless you and your husband with a wonderful Christmas!

        Love to you, Cheryl Homespun Devotions…From My Heart To Yours at: http://www.cherylsmithministries.blogspot.com Please visit and subscribe!

  6. Really beautiful, Elisha. Your faith has really inspired me…I love your trust and belief for Baby Josiah. So great to read!!! xo

    1. I have learned over the last several months that it truly is more peaceful to just trust and believe in what you can’t see than to constantly worry and fret over what you can see. God knows what He is talking about when He says that it’s much easier and carefree to live by faith. I hope you had a great Christmas!!! xoxox

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