I'll never forget the sight I saw at 20 weeks into my first pregnancy.
As we settled into our "anatomy scan" appointment, laying there draped with paper and anticipation of what our future would behold, I couldn't help but WANT A BOY first.
Being the oldest of 4, and the ONLY GIRL in our family, I had always dreamed of what it would be like to have an OLDER brother.
I even went as far as to wish I had a twin brother!
Something about having a protector. Someone who would always be looking out for me.
My husband shared my desire for a BOY FIRST.
Being the youngest of 3 and ONLY BOY, he was fully hoping for a boy to start off the lineup in our home.
So, as we sat there awaiting that magic wand to wave over that perfect "spot"...BOY was on our mind!
Without hesitation, question, or pause....our hopes were revealed with a VERY OBVIOUS view of our son in all his "glory"!!
Little did we know that we would sit in that exact same place FOUR MORE TIMES and see that "glory shot" EACH AND EVERY TIME!!!
FIVE BOYS is sometimes hard to swallow as we look ahead at the road the Lord has prepared for us, but we know that he has placed each one of these boys into our care for a reason.
HOWEVER, it is NOT EASY.
IN FACT, it can make you feel a little CRAZY (let's be honest...A LOT CRAZY most days)
As a "boy mom", I have had to come to the conclusion that..
And so, I began to equip myself with wisdom from others who have been there and survived!
And it didn't hurt to realize I wasn't along in this Boy Mom journey...
These 4 Books helped me see my world as a little less crazy...and a little more normal.
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Equipping ourselves, as moms (and dads) who are raising our boys to become godly men and leaders in their homes one day, is SO VERY important!
However, if we are feeding ourselves knowledge, but not implementing and feeding that knowledge in our sons lives and hearts, then we aren't fully meeting the spiritual needs in our home.
If we want to see their little hearts grow and change (as we are seeking to grow and change our own hearts in the process), starting EARLY with spiritual conversations is CRITICAL!
These books have been wonderful tools in our home as we have sought to intentionally welcome spiritual conversation into our everyday with our boys.
Hopefully, you'll add these books to your library and will pull from the wisdom within the pages often.
"These books won't make your world less crazy, but it sure will help you FEEL less crazy as your realize there are other mommas walking in your shoes!"
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