What you do in your house is worth as much as if you did it up in heaven for our Lord God. We should accustom ourselves to think of our position and work as sacred and well-pleasing to God, not on account of the position and work, but on account of the word and faith from which the obedience and the work flow. ~ Martin Luther

Thursday, February 05, 2015

On Babies

I've had quite the newborn fix the last few weeks as I've been given the opportunity to do a few baby photography sessions.  Above are more than a few pictures from a photo shoot I did with my newest niece, Colette.  She is a darling of a girl and I love her.( Corynn was my sidekick and stylist that day- she helped with the  mermaid scene and took the picture of me too!  Handy girl!)   I'll be posting a few favorites from the newborn boy session I did soon too.

Speaking of babies...

I had a dream last night that I was shopping and I noticed a mother with a screaming newborn- she stood there, eyes empty and staring blankly ahead, bouncing her newborn inside a basket in such a way that the poor thing nearly jostled right out of the basket.  I went over to her and asked if I could help her in some way...maybe rock her baby for a minute or something... and she responded by picking the baby up out of the basket and with a glaring stare, she proceeded to drop that baby right on the floor and then ran.  I scooped up the poor thing and, in an instant, it was mine.  Besides the terribleness of a baby being dropped onto a floor and the eerieness of the mothers' gaze, it was the best dream I've had in a very long time.  It felt very much like I really truly had a newborn in my arms and s/he was mine.  Best feeling in the world.

Truth be told, even in the daytime I find myself dreaming about babies being dropped off on my doorstep or being given to me in the daylight hours.   I dream about holding a sign outside of the local abortion clinic that reads "I'll take your baby!" and a girl, about to go inside, decides to take me up on it instead.  I dream about becoming a 'Safe Haven House' for unwanted children and for creating an organization throughout the nation, using churches to enlist the help of Christian families all around the United States to open up their homes to babies about to be brutalized.  (Anyone need a family for any unwanted babies?  Anyone?  I'm here.  I'm totally not joking.)

I guess the news that I read (nearly every single day) is beginning to get to me~ of babies being found in garbage cans or at gas stations, left in driveways to die by exposure or found in shoeboxes in a garage years later... of children murdered by their own mothers.

Mothers, once the truest source of comfort and love, are becoming the villians of children, victimizing those they were once determined to protect.   And it is no wonder- if a baby can be disposed of in the womb, why not dispose of them outside of it?  It only makes sense.  The train has reached the station.

But even now, there are modern day Mullers.  Like South-Korean pastor Lee Jong-rak.  
Focus on the Family is airing the documentary The DropBox, airing March 3,4 &5, based on his work in South Korea.  What an extraordinary person doing extraordinary things.

Matt and I challenged ourselves to have one date a month.  Guess you know where we will be in March...at the movie theater!  I hope you join us!


...they call me mommy... said...

AWW. So cute!!!

Your dream. WOW!

Miranda Hupp said...

I feel ya on the baby thing. I literally was just talking to Brian (again!!) about having another baby. Like literally. I walked away from that conversation and sat down at the computer. My baby fix will come any day now. My soon to be sister in law is due on the 12th. I seriously can not wait! It is not the same though. For us to try for a baby Brian has to get another reversal surgery. Since the first one didn't work. He is still undecided. He goes back and forth. He doesn't want to deal with the surgery and in a way he likes that the kids are getting older. Ba Hum Bug! I just turned 35. I am scared that it may be too late. I just told him..."let's just adopt a sibling group". He smiled and said..."Who knows what God has in store for us". Reassuring? Not really...I want a YES!

Full of Grace said...

I am right there with ya sister. Very much so. I feel the exact same way and get worked up Every Single Day about the news and media, just ask Bob. I try and try to "put myself out there" but no babies so far..I can hope and pray there is a baby in my future but it's really up to God not me. I wish I could somehow reach these women doing these horrific things and say, I will fly to you, no questions asked, just give your baby to me instead.. One can dream I suppose. I've read all about the drop box before it was even a movie..Wish there was someway to do this in the US..

Full of Grace said...

Oh and ps..The baby photos are beautiful..No wonder you are pining.

lydia.purple said...

sitting here crying now. this is God's heart.

Courtney said...

Just precious! I can see the family resemblance in some of those pictures. Your husband's side, maybe? I think your daughter has the makings of a future photographer!

Bobbi Anderson said...

Maybe your being called to adopt? To be a rescuer? As always I love your blog!!! <3

Anonymous said...

Dear Rebecca,

I thought a lot about writing this comment and finally decided to do so. What I am writing is very divisive and rather touchy so I hope I come across as respectful as my intention.

May I please ask you to not stand in front of a PP with a sign. Even if you stand there quietly it is a very scary situation for anyone going there. I was one of the people who once went there. Not for terminating anything, I was not even pregnant, but I was also a poor college student making use of the services they provide like an exam. But because of my age people protesting assumed I was there to terminate and screamed at me. All were Christians and in their zeal to protect a life made wrong assumptions about why I was there. It was one of the scariest experiences of my life.

So please do not assume any young woman who goes there goes for terminating a life only.


Abigail said...

What a gorgeous baby! She has such a Newman look to her, too.

Luke and Jae Ryong are in South Korea as I type! Mom told them about the "Dropbox" hoping they could stop in and see the people there (and maybe tuck a wee babe into their luggage!). :)

God works through His people-- in the midst of so much sorrow and baffling darkness, God works.