Long before M was conceived, I chose Isaiah 66:14 to pray for our child. It was scrawled on a post-it on my computer monitor, where I saw it while I worked each day. It is what I prayed as I sat on the tub holding our first positive test, two years ago.
Last night, in reflecting on my current position in my journey to/through motherhood, I decided I needed a new verse to "claim", as some would say, to allow me to focus on the right things, and not get bogged down in my own ideas.
One of my favorite hymns is "Eye Has Not Seen", and we sang it in church a few weeks ago, and it has become one of my favorite songs to sing to M as she drifts to sleep. It occurred to me that this is the perfect verse for me right now, and so it's going up on a post-it this afternoon:
"But as it is written, 'What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, nor the heart of man imagined- the things God has prepared for those who love Him."