Being a new mom is one of the most rewarding and hardest things I have ever done in my life. While pregnant, I was so excited but incredibly nervous because having a child is a HUGE step in anyone’s life. We had prayed and prayed and prayed even more for this child, so we knew that God was in control of ALL of this.
For you created my inmost being; you knit me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made; your works are wonderful; I know that full well. -Psalm 139:13-14
Every day I thank the Lord for blessing our lives with our baby. I couldn’t even imagine life without him now. However, right after having him, I went through postpartum depression and it still affects me somewhat.
During that time, I was constantly praying to God. I felt so overwhelmed like I couldn’t do it, and because I didn’t know what the heck, I was doing I felt like I wasn’t a good mother. I felt like crying, breaking down, and dropping to my knees in exhaustion. But in those moments, I could feel the Lord calming me, telling me… Yes, you can do this, I got you, just breathe, I am here with you.
Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the Lord your God will be with you wherever you go. – Joshua 1:9
He blessed me with a child. He chose me to be the mother of this wonderful child. Nobody said it would be easy. We will have our ups and downs and good days and bad days through learning to parent and raise a child. God is with us through it all. God is in our hearts; we should continually trust in Him because He is always there no matter what. Every time I look at my child’s face, I just smile knowing that God is so good.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the LORD GOD is my strength and my song and he has become my salvation. – Isaiah 12:2