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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