Sunday, June 12, 2011
I watched the documentary "Babies" this week, and within the first 10 minutes, I was deeply convicted about how very spoiled we are here in the US. Women in Africa literally give their kids rocks and sticks to play with. That's it. They don't have diapers, and they certainly don't have cribs or swings, nor do they get "Parents" magazine each month. And you know what? Their kids are perfectly fine! My house, on the other hand, is officially baby central. We have it all....the swing, the bouncer, the cradle, the crib, the play mat, the jumper, the stroller, the car seat, and a million books and toys. Talk about a spoiled child...and she's not even here yet! Don't get me wrong....we are incredibly thankful for the blessings that God has given us and overwhelmed by the generosity of those around us. I am just reassessing how much of this stuff I really NEED. Of course I want it all, and I'm sure it will come in handy, but if I were stranded on a deserted island, I'm pretty sure that London would learn to sleep without a crib or a monitor or the book Baby Wise. In a way, it is extremely comforting. If she decided to make an appearance this week, everything would be just fine! All she really needs is two parents that love her. Everything else is just icing on the cake! That being said, we are extremely humbled by all the support we have been given by family and friends. It has allowed us to furnish a beautiful room for our precious baby girl, and we can't wait to watch her enjoy it!