This little beauty is my brand new baby niece Zoila Carina! She was born Friday afternoon to my sister Dawn and her husband Raymond. She’s a healthy, happy baby, and we all adore her already. Well, her big sister Shaylynn isn’t so sure about her yet, but given a bit of time, it will all be okay. 😉
Babies are one of the most precious gifts God can give us. They are specially created by God himself with a bit from daddy and a bit from mommy. A unique, tiny individual who is born completely helpless and needing everthing done for him/her. However, they grow quickly and as they grow, they need us to teach them all they’ll need to know to grow into good, godly adults and law-abiding citizens. Being pregnant for the first time myself has me doing a lot of praying and thinking about these very things. I know that I can’t expect to be 100% prepared for parenthood, but that’s not to say that I can’t be a little prepared. And I’m not just talking about being stocked-up on diapers, wipes, bottles, and clothes for the newborn.
I don’t suppose I have any parenting advice, having never been a parent myself. All I know is a lot of prayer, patience, practice, and powerful amounts of TLC. And not being afraid to ask other parents questions when you have them. I know that I’ve got a lot to learn, and though I have moments I get rather scared, I say a prayer and start to look forward to it all again. And until my turn rolls around in November, I will enjoy every moment I get with my two little nieces.