Through the years I’ve seen many different name meaning prints. I love this one because it is unique. The certificate doesn’t tell the root of a name meaning or some superstition, rather it tells the recipient verses that may very well something that they need to hear. With each letter, up to 20, there is a verse. All of the verses start with the letter of the name. I had this printed as a gift for my new little baby cousin. It makes a beautiful addition to her nursery wall and bears a little more sentiment than the normal decor, a Christian message is always a good thing to grow up with. Of course, the nursery isn’t the only place this would work. They have different designs and backgrounds that will fit any decor or occasion. One of my favorites is the wedding certificates. What a special gift for the bride and groom. They can do any occasion: birthdays, holidays, graduation, baptism, pastor appreciation, Mother’s day and anything else you can think of! Certificates fit nicely into 8 ½” x 11″ certificate frames, 10″ x 13″ frames (matted to 8″ x 10″) and 11″ x 14″ frames (matted to 8″ x 10″). All these sizes are commonly available, and can be purchased for very reasonable prices. They are available in English and Spanish and can be customized for any occasion. Bible Verse offers free shipping for orders over $50.
For a little over four months now, our baby has been in the NICU. It’s the hardest journey I’ve ever been on. Every day is a constant roller coaster, and frankly I am not a fan of roller coasters in the first place. Constantly my emotions go up and down. Pain is an ever present pressing feeling in my heart. People tell me I’m strong, that they admire me for the strength I have. I don’t think they fully understand and I’m thankful most can’t as I’d rather no one have to go through this journey. What I am sustaining with is not anything near strength. It’s the strongest love I have ever felt. It’s helplessness. It’s a circle of handing it to God then taking it back, only to be reminded I can’t handle it and hand it over again. In these four months I have prayed, cried, pushed away, begged and thanked God for every up and down we’ve had. I know He has her in His ever loving hands and deep down I know He is going to take better care of her than I ever could as He heals her. My pain doesn’t subside. My heart aches for her, for me and for my family. Always. One day, the story of our journey with Little Miss will be used as a tool to show God’s mercy and love even in times saturated with darkness and storms. He has been merciful and loving, He has strategically placed amazing people around me that lift me up and help me each day. He has strengthened our marriage and has shown us the depths of love, marriage and parenthood. I am thankful for these things. Thankful He has cleared out some of the ‘trash’ in our lives, thankful He has taken this time to help form the people we need to be in Him. I am also tired. Not just physically but emotionally. My spirit cries out to Him daily. Each day I pray with my daughter, I want her to know how to pray and that He is always there. Especially since our natural tendency is to doubt and run from Him. I pray she will be healed, that she will be a living testimony to His glory. At the end of the day, it’s about Him. Even though the mommy in me wants it to be about my beautiful baby, wants her healed in MY time, on MY terms. I’m learning though, to submit to God. To understand that I don’t need to understand. Yeah, wrap your mind around that. An incredibly wise woman recently told me that in the moments where I feel like He isn’t hearing my prayers or I’m too broken to pray that I need to remember that many others are praying and even if I doubt He hears me, He hears them. I hope you’ll pray for Little Miss with me.
You can find pictures and such using the hashtag #PrayForLittleMiss I appreciate your comments and support. May God Bless you and Keep you.
I hope you’ll excuse my absent as of late. We’ve been a little busy welcoming Little Miss into our lives. She was born with a congenital heart defect and has had heart surgery but is on the mend now. She will have others down the road. We are sitting at over 2 months in the hospital right now and it has been quite a stressful roller coaster! We are praying she will be home soon and things will get back to the new normal at the Zoo!
In the meantime, prayers would be fabulous! We’ll be getting some great giveaways up soon so keep an eye out for us! Will share some adorable photos to keep you smiling today!