June 2018 - Babies Parent Cue

      JUNE

       2018

BASIC TRUTH: God made me. God loves me.
Jesus wants to be my friend forever.
SAY THIS:
What tells you which way to go?
The Bible tells you which way to go.
DO THIS:

 MORNING TIME


When you go in your baby's room this month say, "Good morning, [child's name]! God loves you so much and so does [mommy/daddy]. You are SO loved!"
 

 FEEDING TIME


While feeding your baby this month say, "Hey, sweet [child's name]! Time to eat! I pray you grow to help others and share what you have. I pray you talk to God anytime, anywhere, about anything, just like the Bible tells us to do."
 

 CUDDLE TIME


Cuddle up with your baby this month and pray, "Dear God, thank You for giving [child's name] to me. Help me read the Bible so I can help teach [him/her] the way to go. We love You, God. In Jesus' name, amen."
 

 BATH TIME


As you bathe your baby this month, sing the following words to the tune of "Here We Go 'Round the Mulberry Bush": "This is the way we wash our [toes], wash our [toes], wash our [toes]. This is the way we wash our [toes] early in the morning." As you dry your baby say, "I'm so glad God gave us the Bible to tell us which way to go."

From Parent Cue:

YOU ARE ENOUGH
By Holly Crawshaw



The thing about having a baby is that no one, no one, can prepare you for the full experience. People will give you advice—mostly unsolicited—but until you take your sweet baby home . . . there just aren’t words to convey the joy, pain, responsibility, honor, anxiety, and sweetness of parenthood.  

My first year of parenthood was a complete fog.  I remember when my daughter turned one. I had mixed emotions about the day. I was still struggling to embrace my role as someone’s mother. I wasn’t sure what I was doing as a parent. I was hard on myself. I felt like everyone was handling motherhood so much better than I was. Shouldn’t I have had it together by then?

It’s my turn to give unsolicited advice. I wanted to let you new parents know—well, really I want all parents, stepparents, single parents, aaaalll you legal guardians know—it’s okay to struggle with parenthood. It’s a relationship. And relationships are messy.  

I am far from an expert, but here’s another thought for you . . .

God entrusted your baby to you. He’s pretty smart (that’s an understatement) . . .

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