Theoretically, you could say I'm in my "2nd Trimester." Of course my baby could be a 3 year old or siblings, or, yes, an infant.
As I face this reality, I am growing more aware that my child, the child (or children) God has planned for me to be Momma too, they are alive right now. And they are likely facing whatever it is that causes them to be separated from their biological parents. That is an overwhelming prospect that I can do nothing about myself. The thought that they may be scared or abused this very moment breaks my heart.
So I pray - the only and most effective thing I can do.
Please protect the children You already know will be entrusted to me.
If they are in a home of abuse, please shield them from it. Surround them with a shield that causes them to not see abuse done to others and protect their own bodies from harm.
Let their ears not hear angry and vile words sent out to tear them down.
Let them feel love from somewhere, even if they are in a loveless home.
Let them be shielded from drugs and other inappropriate substances.
Lord, if they are still in the womb right now, protect their forming bodies from substances that could destroy their futures. Work a miracle and block those toxins from hurting them.
Guard their hearts and their minds. Help them to know how to love and attach.
Work in ways I could never understand to help these children grow into fabulous, strong, and smart individuals with a passion for life and for You.
God, help me to be the momma that they need. For however long they need. Give me strength to understand their needs and to love them well.
Protect my children I've never met Lord. Hold them tight in Your hand until I can hold them in my arms.
In Jesus' precious name,