Unto Him a Child is Born

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“When your eyes are fixed on the horizon of eternity, it affects your vision for motherhood.”― Gloria Furman

These sweet pictures were taken when my son, Elias, was 2 weeks old. Little did we know in 5 weeks we would be on the brink of losing our sons life. He was bleeding internally from complications of a liver disease we didn’t know he had. Praise the Lord for sparing his life though!

Do you ever look back at pictures and think, wow… little did I know the things to come? It is a reality that we just don’t know what is ahead of us. It is easy as a Mother to get wrapped up in the mundane of life and let that overshadow the sweetness of each day, or let that overshadow our true purpose as a Mother.

No matter where you are in this journey, the thought of losing one of your children is horrific. It brings tears to my eyes just thinking of it. God’s word says “When life is good, enjoy it. But when life is hard, remember: God gives good times and hard times, and no one knows what tomorrow will bring.” Ecclesiastes 7:14

What do we do with that though? It is easy to be anxious and worry but we are called to trust the Lord. When we trust the Lord we find our greatest calling as a Mother; to prepare our children to meet our Savior, Jesus Christ, one day. Keeping this eternal perspective often gets me through the hardest of days and helps me praise the Lord on the best of days.

Photography by Callie Manion Photography