More from LaTonika Blackmon
The bouncing baby boy, Adam, that I wrote about in my devotional is now walking, saying full sentences, and rapidly becoming a sports fan (thanks to his daddy).
We’ve had our struggles as new parents. The first year of his life, Adam was in and out of the hospital due to cow milk allergies, asthma, and dangerously high fevers that would almost place him in a lethargic state. During that time, my husband and I had to rely on each other, but more importantly, we had to rely on God to give us strength to make the best decision about how to care for our son.
Fear and doubt constantly clouded our minds, but even though those things sometimes got the best of us, we started to notice that nothing stopped Adam. He has always been such a strong little boy. Our family has nicknamed him Samson because of his strength and the long hair he had as a baby. Adam was determined to overcome anything that stood in his way--fevers, asthma attacks, and allergic reactions. When he learned how to walk, he would outrun his playmates; when he learned to throw a ball, he was determined to throw the furthest. When I was concerned that he was playing too hard, he would insist on playing even harder. What looked like obstacles for mommy and daddy were nothing for Adam because there was never a doubt in his mind that he could do what everyone else did.
Fear and doubt still creep in my mind, and as a mother I will always worry. But we’ve stopped placing limits on Adam, because we know that with Christ there is nothing Adam can’t overcome.
- LaTonika Blackmon