Creator of Pearls In Bloom (shop), Chasing Chaser (Personal Blog),
and Godly Chitchat (Nationwide Women’s Prayer Group)
Before our son was born, I used to cry out to the Lord for a child. In fact, I would often say to the Lord, “God, I am Hannah. I will do as she did. If you will give me a son, I will give him back to you.” I told him, “I will introduce him to you and I will teach him your ways.”
As soon as I learned that I was pregnant, I put this promise into practice. I read the word of God to our child and sang songs of praise to God. When our little guy surprised us at 5 weeks early that he was ready to come out, he only weighed 4lbs 14oz. (I later realized that there was significance surrounding his weight.)
By the time I was able to hold our little guy for the first time in the NICU, I already had my three songs picked out to sing to him. Of course I need to introduce myself, so first I said, “Hi baby,” then I proceeded to sing ‘Jesus Loves Me‘, ‘He’s Got the Whole World In His Hands‘, and ‘Jesus, Name Above All Names‘ to him.
Although, my husband and I had not yet chosen a name at the time that our son was born, after 5 days of prodding from the hospital, we finally agreed on the name of Chase.
I declared, “Chase will chase after God all of the days of his life.” The cool part is that I soon came to a deeper understanding that God’s goodness and mercy chases Chase all of the days of his life. (Referencing Psalm 23:6)