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    October 26, 2010
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    It's been about two months now since I became Maverick's mommy, and every day with him is a new adventure. In the first couple weeks of his life, I was like any new mom, learning to embrace the adjustment and figuring out how to take care of my baby boy who was dependent on me for every little thing. There were days in the beginning that I couldn't seem to brush my teeth before 4:30 in the afternoon--feeding Maverick, changing diapers and sleeping all took precedent--but he didn't seem to mind. Now we've settled into more of a routine, and our little guy has even been on the road with us several times! He falls fast asleep once we get on the plane, so I can't help but think he was born to travel just like his mommy. :)

    During my pregnancy, everyone told me how having a baby would change everything, even the way I grasped God's love. They couldn't have been more right. Loving my boy is the most natural love I have ever experienced. Whether he is screaming at the top of his lungs, smiling up at me or leaking out of his diaper, my love for him does not change. Maverick doesn’t have to do anything for me to love him. I love him because he is mine. When I think about that in relation to God’s love for me, it rocks me to the core. 1 John 3:1 says, " How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!" Perhaps I am just now really beginning to understand. God’s love for me is not based on my performance or position or prestige. He loves me in spite of myself. He simply loves me because I am His.

    My prayer is that you would be encouraged by that truth today and would be able to rest in the fact that the Lord's love for you is not based on what you do or don't do. God's love is unconditional, unfailing, and unwavering in every situation. If you have pleaded the blood of Jesus as a covering for your sins, you belong to Him. Your identity is now "Child of God," and that will never change.

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on October 26, 2010

It's been about two months now since I became Maverick's mommy, and every day with him is a new adventure. In the first couple weeks of his life, I was like any new mom, learning to embrace the adjustment and figuring out how to take care of my baby boy who was dependent on me for every little thing. There were days in the beginning that I couldn't seem to brush my teeth before 4:30 in the afternoon--feeding Maverick, changing diapers and sleeping all took precedent--but he didn't seem to mind. Now we've settled into more of a routine, and our little guy has even been on the road with us several times! He falls fast asleep once we get on the plane, so I can't help but think he was born to travel just like his mommy. :)

During my pregnancy, everyone told me how having a baby would change everything, even the way I grasped God's love. They couldn't have been more right. Loving my boy is the most natural love I have ever experienced. Whether he is screaming at the top of his lungs, smiling up at me or leaking out of his diaper, my love for him does not change. Maverick doesn’t have to do anything for me to love him. I love him because he is mine. When I think about that in relation to God’s love for me, it rocks me to the core. 1 John 3:1 says, " How great is the love the Father has lavished on us, that we should be called the children of God! And that is what we are!" Perhaps I am just now really beginning to understand. God’s love for me is not based on my performance or position or prestige. He loves me in spite of myself. He simply loves me because I am His.

My prayer is that you would be encouraged by that truth today and would be able to rest in the fact that the Lord's love for you is not based on what you do or don't do. God's love is unconditional, unfailing, and unwavering in every situation. If you have pleaded the blood of Jesus as a covering for your sins, you belong to Him. Your identity is now "Child of God," and that will never change.