For most of my life, I was under the impression that I would never be able to have a child of my own. When Chris and I were engaged, we went to the Infant of Prague chapel on a trip to Europe and prayed with all our hearts that the Lord would somehow allow us to have a family of our own. We each got a rosary from the gift shop and prayed the rosary often after that trip, hoping that our prayers for a baby would be answered. Somehow, after a long difficult journey (which you can read more about on my personal blog here), we were blessed with our baby boy, E.
While I was pregnant with E, there were two particular Bible verses that stood out to me and gave me reassurance despite all the issues I was facing during my pregnancy. I knew that with prayer and faith, we would soon be meeting the happy little face I had been dreaming about for so long. One verse was, “I prayed for this child and the Lord granted my request.” 1 Samuel 2:27. The other was, “You formed my inmost being, You knit me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13. I knew that while I was working on knitting little hats for E and making decorations for his room, God was handling the details of knitting together our beautiful baby.
I wanted to do a photoshoot with E to reflect these verses once he was born. I made some of the decor in E’s room around these verses (seen here). In the spring, there are lots of fields of wild mustard flowers near our house. Whenever I see them, they remind me of Matthew 17:20, “He said to them, ‘Because of your little faith. Amen, I say to you, if you have faith the size of a mustard seed, you will say to this mountain, ‘Move from here to there,’ and it will move. Nothing will be impossible for you.'” I was so happy that this shoot timed out perfectly…just after E was born, the mustard flowers started to show up in bloom everywhere.