🌟The Tongue has the power of life and death, and those who love it will eat its fruit. Proverbs 18:21🌟
I met a mom last week. It seems miraculous that our paths crossed.
When she was pregnant with her daughter, she had a diagnosis early on thanks to amniocentesis. I did not.
She was asked if she would like to keep the fetus. She was appalled at the suggestion. Only life was spoken to me during my pregnancy. 👉🏻She knew early on that her baby had less than 2% chance of survival. I was blissfully unaware, enjoying a healthy happy pregnancy. My worries were few and I was filled with excitement.
Her entire pregnancy was monitored constantly by doctors as they waited for the worst to happen. She was scared. I was not scared. I was under the care of a seasoned midwife. I never had a sonogram. The heartbeat was strong. 🤱🏼She carried to term. So did I. 🤱🏻 She gave birth to a beautiful tiny baby girl. So did I.
Her baby was whisked away for examination. Mine was placed on my chest for immediate breastfeeding before a thorough examination by the midwife. 🧚🏼♀️Later on, we learned of the diagnosis, it rocked our world, but we had known our strong little butterfly for a while and so we marveled in the entire beautiful event that God orchestrated for my sake.
Her daughter is a budding athlete. She is a ray of sunshine, an inspiration. She is perfect.
We both chose LIFE!
What do I see every single day when I look at my daughter's face?
I see Jesus. I see evidence that he is present every single day in my life, even through days that seem ordinary or mundane.
He protected me from fear and trauma. He gave me my WHY. Why do I teach my children about health, food, and gratefulness? They are life. I want to show them life and speak life to them.
She's a reminder to me that I need to speak life, not death. Words and thoughts have a profound effect on our day to day lives.
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