The First Thing I Bought My Daughters

by - January 19, 2018

Nine months.  This is the time frame that almost all mamas have to prepare themselves for the coming home of their precious little ones.  There is so much to do, you need nine months!  I accepted the call to be a mama in May of 2015.  The due date set for our girls was September 4.  Four Months!  We had four months to plan, prepare our home, and begin our paperwork.  Panic mode set in.  All the things we had to get, because one baby takes a lot of planning, but we were waiting on two – double everything and double planning.

Making your first baby purchase is more than thrilling.  There is an excitement that cannot be explained when you pick up that little item and know in your heart that you are buying this for your baby.  No wrapping paper, gift bags or cards needed.  This is going home with you.  Even though there was so much we were needing to get and do, all I could think about what that my girls needed to have their own Bibles.  I wanted the Word of God to be available to them on day one.  Yes, I know they would not read it for some time.  But I wanted them to be able to have it, hold it, and learn to love it, even before they learned to read it.

I knew that I wanted to get them an Award Bible to start with.  All my years in Sunday School and Junior Church, have proved that those Bibles can take a beating and keep on ticking!  While on an outing in Douglasville, we decided to stop at the Christian Bookstore.  (Let me just stop right here and give a little commercial:  I hate going to the Christian Bookstore!  There is so much false teachings and false doctrines floating around.  It is almost physically painful to go through book after book, shelf after shelf, and find nothing that suits your needs or personal convictions.  But this day – I went anyway!)  I went in, over to the section, and it’s a very small section, of King James Version Bibles.

After skimming through, I didn’t find anything I was “feeling.”  I though, Oh Well… the search continues.  As we were walking out the door, I saw a SALE table up front.  There were two, KJV Award Bibles setting there.  The were burgundy and perfect!  They had a $9.00 price tag, but they were on sale.  I took them to the counter, and was preparing to check out.  I was so excited!  There I stood, in the Christian Bookstore, buying Bibles for MY babies – you never know how much something is going to touch your heart.  Especially when you thought you would NEVER EVER be able to do it.  The sale was pretty amazing.  We got two Award Bibles for the price of $1.60 each.  The water works just kept coming!

Can I get their names put on them?  Here’s where the excitement almost got crushed like a bug.  The particular store I was visiting didn’t name press Award Bibles.  God is so good!  After a moment, I shared my story with the girl checking us out.  Why these bibles were so important, and that I really wanted them to have their names on.  Tears filled her eyes and she went and got her manager.  I got to explain God’s goodness and mercy all over again.  It didn’t take long for the manager to have a softened heart towards our situation and personally take the Bibles, with the girls names on a piece of paper to the back.  It was up to the imprinter now.  When the manager returned, she handed me two beautiful Bibles, with the girls names imprinted in gold lettering.  The Lord had blessed, and I was allowed to get Bibles for my children with their “new” names on them.

I probably ran my fingers over those six little letters that spelled out Hougas a million times.  I read a tweet yesterday that said, “WHEN WAS YOUR I’M A MOM MOMENT?”  This was my moment!  Having the Word of God, laying in my lap with the names of my children.  That moment, I knew I was going to be a mom, that God had kept yet another promise and that THIS WAS REAL!!   I didn’t have to sell my garments, but with God’s help, we made sure that our babies had their own swords!  (Luke 22:36)  From the day they were born their Bibles were accessible to them.  They were allowed to play with them and touch them whenever they wanted.  When they were finished, we would put them up where they couldn’t reach, just to keep them from destroying them.  When they started talking, they were called Biba-So.  This came from Jesus loves me.  They ran the Bible tells me so together to get Biba-So.

When they read them now, we don’t take them away.  They are kept in their rooms and are read to them whenever then ask.  Which believe it or not is quite often.  The girls sit in the floor, and we read out loud, one word at a time.  Recently, they have begun to repeat the words as we are reading them.  They are learning Scripture!  This thrills my heart so.  This afternoon, and what prompted this post, the girls were setting on their beds watching TV.  Buggie gets her Bible and starts turning the pages, and rubbing them softly.  She opened to a page with red letters, pointed to her sister and said, “He Died!”  She does not understand it yet, but yes, the man who spoke those precious red letters, died for her, for her sister, and for all humanity.

They are learning, that this book is a special book.  That it belongs to them, and that the author loves them so very much.  But honestly, the best part is, they are learning to love him back!  They love their Biba-Sos, and going to chooch, and everything about God.  To me, that makes the first purchase I made for my kids, a total mom win!  We are surrounding our girls with God’s Word and making it accessible to them, and this is what God has told us to do to, with, and for our children.

Anything the Lord takes the time to repeat, has got to be important.  For example, the word Verily means a truth.  So when Jesus says, “Verily, verily, I say unto you…”  He’s saying, A TRUTH A TRUTH – This is important and you need to listen!  What’s this got to do with a Bible?  God told the children of Israel, that they were to surround their children at all times with his words, not once, but twice!

“And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:  And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thinke house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.  And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.”  Deuteronomy 6:6-9

“Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.  And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.  And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:”  Deuteronomy 11:18-20

Let’s enjoy together!  Post a comment about your first mom win.

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  1. I buy so many books for my daughters. I love to read and think it's so important that they learn! Thanks so much for sharing with #Blogstravaganza xx


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