My wife and I are in the home stretch for our baby girl due August 18th! So much to do and it seems like there’s so little time to do it. And if I’m going to be honest, I had no idea how much you had to do to prepare for a baby!
Sugar and Spice
Our baby shower invitation begins with, “Sugar and spice and everything nice… that’s what little girls are made of.”
I must admit. That statement is a lie. Whoever said that had no idea what they were talking about. Here’s what it should say…
“Diapers and wipes, onesies and dresses, cribs and cradles, bath toys and anything the color pink… THAT’S what little girls are made of.”
Sugar and spice only works if we’re talking about an Easy-Bake oven. And even that isn’t meant for newborn girls.
Are We There Yet?
About once a day Susie and I look at each other asking, “Can she just get here already?” We feel like we have been waiting to meet our daughter, Bella Grace, for so long and we just want her here now! Then we realize, we are nowhere near as prepared as we could be.
I feel like the little kid constantly asking, “Are we there yet?” as if our child is a destination that can be suddenly reached. I can’t say I’m super ready to be a father, caretaker, and provider for our daughter quite yet… so maybe it’s a good thing we have a couple more weeks to prepare. But I am ready to finally see our baby for the first time.
Until that day comes when we are at the hospital with our baby girl, the waiting game is an everyday battle erupting with excitement and curiosity as we think about…
What will Bella Grace look like?
What is her personality going to be like?
Will she have my dashing good looks… or Susie’s?
What will her voice and laugh sound like?
Who is going to change the first diaper?
Okay. Maybe not so much the last one… even though it’s a legitimate question. But we anxiously await the arrival of our baby and prepare more and more each week for the adventure we are about to begin.
This Baby Changed The World
It’s interesting to think about Bible times and the baby that changed life as we know it. Year after year, generation after generation, people sought after and anxiously awaited The Messiah, the Christ. When they were looking for a king, Jesus Christ came as a baby.
I can only imagine what went through Mary’s head as they prepared and awaited for their baby boy. You know… the Son of God.
What will Jesus look like?
What will His personality be like?
Will He look like me or have the face of God?
What will His voice and laugh sound like?
Who is going to change the first diaper of the Son of God?
Generations looked for the Messiah. John the Baptist proclaimed to the people Jesus was coming for years. Mary and Joseph prepared to have a little boy enter their world that would change the entire world.
As we prepare for our baby girl who is about to change our world, I am reminded of the baby boy that came 2,000 years ago named Jesus who can change your world, too.
For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son [Jesus Christ], that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.