I watched as he grabbed his Children’s Bible and began to thumb through the pages, looking for the perfect story for bedtime. This was his favorite bedtime book, the one we always had to read just before we turned out the lights. We’d read it so much, he could practically recite most of the favorite stories.
As I watched his chubby toddler fingers turning the pages, looking for just the right story, I saw him flip toward the front of the book and land on a story we’d never read before. In fact, it was one I didn’t know very well. The selected story that night was Hannah’s story and the birth of Samuel.
I read him this story of Hannah praying desperately for a child, and then when she had the much-prayed-for son, she handed him over to God. I sat there next to my own much-prayed-for son, this child I never expected out of my own journey through infertility, and felt every emotion in Hannah’s story.
Follow me to Kaylene Yoder’s blog today for the rest of “Let God and Remember God’s Got Him.” I’m guest posting there as part of her 30 Days of Raising Boys series – 30 days, 30 writers, 30 stories of inspiration for moms of boys (and girls). I encourage you to keep visiting the series all through October – so many wonderful writers are contributing their stories of encouragement.