Expecting: Praying for Your Child's Development - Body and Soul

Expecting: Praying for Your Child's Development - Body and Soul

by Marla Taviano
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Expecting: Praying for Your Child's Development - Body and Soul 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I love this book
cherryblossommj More than 1 year ago
As I close the cover of this little book I have a few tears in my eyes. I could easily blame it on the pregnancy hormones, but that would only be half true. The idea of imagining that it is really only days if not weeks that I will be able to meet my little girl is unreal. What is funny to me is the part that I read at the last chapter that really gave me tears was the mention that as the mother I will not be the only one with tears, but Daddy will have them too. *grin* I never much think of my husband crying, or having tears run down his cheeks. But it was he that had tears of joy at our wedding and I was too astonished to have any myself. I just could not help but smile at him. How appropriate is it, that the idea of my first child being born reminds me wedding day. *sigh* Taviano really has a way with prayer and words through out this little devotional and I look forward to looking into some of her other books such as Changing Your World One Diaper at a Time A Reflective Journey Through Your Child's First Years. This book goes for 40 weeks to follow each week of pregnancy with tips and prayers. Each week chapter consists of: * a prayer for your child's body and soul * a devotional message * a carefully selected scripture * an inspirational quote * a "body and soul" reflection for mom * a space for you to journal your own thoughts and prayers. Without a doubt I would recommend this to every Mama who is expecting. It is a fabulous devotional for her own growth and would make a great gift. My only qualm was that I did not get a copy of it until after I was 20 weeks pregnant, I wish I had started earlier, but I still enjoyed going back and catching up where I missed.