One prayer I often use is praying for God to take the prayer from my heart. I know he knows my deepest desires, needs, and wishes even more than I do. I know there will be things I forget when I pray so I ask that he listens to my heart. There is so much I want to pray for Henry. More than I ever could. But, here is my brief prayer for my baby as he enters the world of toddlerhood.
Please watch over my son during his second year of life. Please help me to be the mommy that he needs. Please help him to grow strong and smart. Let him be healthy and happy. Watch over us and be with us every day. Guide me as his mom. Give me patience and wisdom. Help me to trust myself and fill me with everything I need to raise him into the man he is meant to be. Help be be firm when I need to be and gentle when the time is right. Help me to be a good wife to Derek and help our family grow closer and stronger every day.
Thank you so much for all the blessings of this past year. Thank you for Henry's health and well-being. Thank you for allowing me to be a mother. Thank you for guiding and supporting me. Thank you for giving me this opportunity to grow into a better and stronger woman.
Please help me to cherish every moment because I know these days will pass all too quickly.
In your name I pray,