Olivia’s Verse

Before Olivia was born, a dear friend suggested that I choose a Bible verse that I could pray over her throughout the course of her life. “Babies don’t keep,” they say, and that phrase has been ringing louder than ever since the start of this new year. Olivia has discovered her feet and hands; the drool all over my shirt and her face can attest to her teething; and she’s starting to lose the Martin Luther hairstyle we’ve grown to love (probably for the better) with all the newly grown hair on the top of her head. Babies don’t stay babies—a realization that sounds like a major “DUH” until you have a baby of your own and that little body you thought was chunky one day soon surprises you with even more chunk the next,…

January 9, 2017