One year ago, I was expecting a baby. I was heavily pregnant with only a few weeks to go. My expectations as with my other children for this child were great.

So I prayed and did all that I was supposed to do. In the early days of my pregnancy things were a little challenging and it seemed as though my dream of having what I wanted was fading fast. I prayed against fear, anxiety and doubt on a daily basis as these things warred against the beautiful pictures I had in my mind of my baby.

On delivery day, I went in to hospital holding on to my expectations.

Within two hours of labour, I had given birth and I couldn’t hold my joy and excitement. God had not only answered my prayers. He had gone beyond my expectation.

Today, I look at my baby and see much more than I could have imagined. The experience I have now is so much richer and satisfying than I could I have dreamed and this is only the beginning. There is still so much more.

On your parenting journeys,  keep your hope alive and your trust in God firm.

What picture have you got about your child’s health, behaviour, about their relationships or academics. What do you see in your heart? Hold onto it. When you are imagining, you’re not in pretend zone. You’re actually seeing things that have the potential to take root and happen in your life. So please keep the right picture before you and back it up with what God’s word says about your child. Guard your picture by keeping it ever clear in your mind.

There will be challenges and things that war against your ‘dream’. Remember, they are there to test if you truly believe that dream or picture. Show your trials that you do by being holding onto what you see.

A full rich and beautiful experience awaits you.

Much love.



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Joy is a Parenting Leadership Coach. She is a mother to three children.  She runs, a community where she helps Christian parents develop key leadership capabilities as well as clear paths to all-around excellence for their children through intentional, transformational Parenting.

She enjoys teaching and mentoring, writing, singing, research, and travelling.

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  1. What a wonderful testimony! “ On your parenting journeys, keep your hope alive and your trust in God firm………. A full rich and beautiful experience awaits you”. Thanks for these timely reminders Ayo.

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