Taking care of our baby with eczema consumes much time and energy – from starting the day tired due to the lack of sleep, to keeping our eyes on our baby lest there’s scratching (and we know seconds are all it take for them to scratch till bleeding!), to caring for our baby who is totally dependent on us. One thought that came to me is while a baby adds to the family, it may feel like I’m losing existing family members due to less time with them, more stress and strain that comes with caring for an eczema baby.
A child is a blessing and as I shared in my Christmas message, our daughter Marcie has certainly been one. It certainly wasn’t an easy journey, with many kinks that appear in my relationships with family which take years to smoothen, and strengthen. It is a daily challenge to love the people around us, and much more challenging when we are undergoing trials. I pray that while caring for your child with eczema, the love, joy and peace in your relationships with other family members will not weaken but strengthen.
Psalm 127:3-5: Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.
Dear God, I thank you for giving me this baby. You know the time and energy needed to care for her and you know how our relationships with my other family members change. I pray that you give me the wisdom and love to love my family, so that our family can grow not only in strength but in abounding love, in Jesus’ name, Amen.
Children are a blessing from God to your family.