This is where the magic happens. From the first day we brought Molli home from the hospital, through today, we have shared lots of special moments right in this spot. Between the treasured framed pieces on the wall and the dresser full of Grammy’s provision, and right underneath the stuffed animals picked out and made specially for our girl is the magical throne of special things. We knew before Molli was even born that we’d need a comfortable chair to facilitate lots of bonding moments. Here we nursed, rocked, read, sang and sometimes even slept. This chair has been the go-to spot for so many special moments for our family.
A couple days after we came home from the hospital I sat in this chair, nursing Molli while Myles read a book to her. He read “Just in Case You Ever Wonder,” By Max Lucado. Basically, the combination of a tear-jerker book being read by a sweet husband/ new daddy, post-pregnancy hormones and rocking in this chair holding the world in my arms, made for one of my most incredibly vivid memories.
At the risk of copyright infringement, I’m going to share part of that book with you:
…The same hands that made the stars made you.
The same hands that made canyons made you.
The same hands that made trees and the moon and the sun made you.
That’s why you are so special. God made you.
But as you grow and change,
Some things will stay the same.
I’ll always love you
I’ll always hug you
I’ll always be on your side.
And I want you to know that…
Just in case you ever wonder
Most of all, I’ll teach you about God.
He loves you.
He protects you.
He and his angels always watch over you...
Which leads me to the magic of today! We sit in this chair and do all these wonderful things, including reading Molli’s Bible. When we sit there around nap or bedtime, she reaches up and points to her Bible saying, “Buh? Buh? Buh?” (Book) and gets so excited when I pull her Bible down to read it to her.
Her Bible lives in this cute little nook shelf... and she knows it.
We don’t read much at a time, sometimes not even a whole story. I read until she gets too grabby or bored. I hope she will always love and get excited about me reading her Bible stories. Keeping it at a length she desires is one way I hope to maintain her excitement.
At the end of the story after her nap, I peeked ahead and saw that next story in line is Jesus’ arrival! This is very exciting! I know she doesn’t realize the importance of it all, but I hope that as we plant this good seed in her it will grow and she will take root in Jesus’ never stopping, never giving up, unbreaking, always and forever love.