I’ve went back and forth on writing this post. It’s an uncomfortable topic but it’s real life. Although I enjoy blogging, I do not usually write about my deepest emotions for the entire world to read. However, I feel I should share what’s currently on my heart. My 7 month old was just told he now has to wear a cranial helmet for the next 12 weeks. His head is in the 99 percentile and he’s a big little guy to begin with. He never enjoyed tummy time, and at about 4 months, we noticed his head becoming very flat.
Once I was told that he will be put in the helmet for the next 3 months of his life, I cannot begin to tell you how many thoughts and fears flooded my mind:
- Is he going to be able to stand wearing this thing?
- He has the sweetest personality and I don’t want the fact that he has to wear this helmet to change that.
- How will this change our daily routine?
- How will I emotionally feel when I see my baby wearing this helmet?
- He’s so cute as he is, how will this change his looks?
I could go on and on. But here’s the truth – the moment I put on his “hat” he literally went right on with his day like it was no big deal. He embraced the change, figured out how to live with it, and went about his day as usual.
I have been learning so much from my 7.5 month old. He has such a confident, fun loving spirit. He can make anyone smile, and has so much joy. At his age, there is so much newness in life and it is so encouraging to watch him take on each new challenge he is faced with. If his personality now reflects what his personality will be when he gets older, he is going to be able to take on the world in full force! (Yes, this is coming from his mom, but it’s so true!)
This whole situation has really made me look at how I have been taking on new and uncomfortable situations. Just like the situation with Luke’s helmet, I was skeptical, fearful, and extremely emotional. After spending time with the Lord, and watching how Luke has handled his helmet up until now, I have been reminded to:
“Trust in the Lord with all my heart and lean not on my own understanding. In all my ways submit to him and he will make my paths straight” Proverbs 3:5-6
It’s amazing how pure children are. In Matthew, Jesus says, “Assuredly, I say to you, unless you change and become as little children, you will by no means enter the kingdom of heaven.”
What does this mean?
Going before God like a child means that we are completely stripped of our sins and doubts, full of wide-eyed inspiration that comes from complete faith in Christ.
Talk about being vulnerable!
Having faith in Christ builds our character! I’m literally talking to myself right now when I say that I need to continue to put my faith to action and TRUST that the Lord is in the control. I need to stop worrying and give all my fears and anxieties to him. I’m 100% sure there will be a lot more uncomfortable situations that come with motherhood.
So here’s my challenge that I am going to try and put to action and I would love for you to join.
Let’s have a child-like faith, humbling ourselves and understanding we are not in control. Let’s submit to the Lord’s sovereignty and trust that he loves us so incredibly much that he will not let any harm come near us.