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With both my girls, while I know there's no comprehensive list of items that will suit every mom, one of my top mom must-haves are muslin swaddle blankets. If you've read any of my travel posts, then you know that I rave about these lightweight, large and versatile baby blankets because I use them as nursing covers, lightweight sun protection, on the go wipes, comfort lovey, burp cloths, and oh yeah... actual swaddle blankets.
Enter Modern Burlap.
Their swaddles come in vivid black and white patterns and prints. Not only are they eye-catching, they're meaningful practical art. I love their variety of patterns, designs and verses.
When I perused their many options, this one immediately caught my eye.
Don't get me wrong. I want my girls to be safe and it's my job to keep them safe within the realm of my ability but lately I've been reminded that I am just a gatekeeper for these incredible human souls. I prayed for these children but God knows them and loves them extravagantly more than me.
I don't know about you, but for me, that's a relief. A letting go. Often, I find I am learning the same lessons over and over again. As my girls grow, I need to daily surrender my control issues and be present with them in the day God has granted us. To rest in this time and know that they are His but that I am so blessed to be part of their growth. To look forward in expectation. To say, "What do you have for us today, Father?"
To see Hannah's prayer as an every day a reminder of His faithfulness and love in my life and in my children's lives.
I prayed for this child and God has granted me what I asked of Him.
If you love Modern Burlap as much as I do, their swaddles are high quality and make the most beautiful and meaningful baby gifts! Check them out on their website, on Facebook and on Instagram.
*I received a beautiful swaddle blanket from Modern Burlap but all opinions (as always) are my own.