May 2019 - Babies Parent Cue

      MAY

      2019

BASIC TRUTH: GOD MADE ME
SAY THIS:
Who helps you do big things?
God helps you do big things.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go into your baby's room this month, say, "Good morning, sweet [boy/girl]! Are you ready to get this day started? We have the Lord to help us!"

 FEEDING TIME


Each time you feed your baby this month, say, "You are going to grow up to do such big things! You'll learn to walk and sing and give hugs and ride a bike and (list as many things as you like). And the best part is, God will help you every step of the way."

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle with your baby this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You for making [baby's name] and for letting me be [his/her] [dad/mom]. I know I have You to help me be the best parent I can be. And I know You will be with [baby's name] helping [him/her] too. You are so good to us, God. I love You. In Jesus' name I pray, amen."

 BATH TIME


While bathing your baby, sing the following words to the tune of "Mary Had a Little Lamb": “God helps [baby's name] do big things, do big things, do big things. God helps [baby's name] do big things. God made [baby's name] to help."

From Parent Cue:

YOU ARE ENOUGH

By Holly Crawshaw


The thing about having a baby is that no one, no one, can prepare you for the full experience. People will give you advice—mostly unsolicited—but until you take your sweet baby home, there just aren’t words to convey the joy, pain, responsibility, honor, anxiety, and sweetness of parenthood.

My first year of parenthood was a complete fog. I remember when my daughter turned one. I had mixed emotions about the day. I was still struggling to embrace my role as someone’s mother. I wasn’t sure what I was doing as a parent. I was hard on myself. I felt like everyone was handling motherhood so much better than I was. Shouldn’t I have had it together by then? 

Remember what I said about unsolicited advice? 

It’s my turn. I wanted to let you new parents know—well, really I want all parents, stepparents, single parents, aaaalll you legal guardians know—it’s okay to struggle with parenthood. It’s a relationship. And relationships are messy.

I am far from an expert, but here’s another thought for you . . . 

If God wanted your kid to have another parent, He’d have given your kid to someone else. He’s a pretty smart guy . . .

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