One of the greatest gifts you can give a mom to be and her future little person is a book. This one simple gift will long outlive the diapers, the outfit, the wipes... basically anything else you give.
It will give mama a book to read to her little when she is trying to soothe him, put him to bed or they are just spending some quality time together. It is more than just something to do when you provide a book though. You are providing that mama the opportunity to open up the door to teach her little person
- about a world of imagination
- to help their cognitive growth
- and to build their language skills.
Reading is important! There is nothing that brings me more pleasure than when my little guy brings me a book and says "book mama". I treasure the moments that we get to spend cuddled up reading and learning together.
For my baby shower I asked that I receive books instead of cards with our gifts. It started us out with two and a half shelves filled with books for our little guy. I'm going to share some of my favorites that I received for my shower and some I have purchased since then.
Someone recently questioned the tactics her new church is using for a building fund campaign. This friend left their old church because they felt it was stagnant with no new growth. The new church they admitted had a lot of new growth in the church. There was some frustration expressed because there had been multiple sermons on giving and even a pledge drive where cards were handed out and those that were going to commit went up to the front. This was awkward for her and her husband because they did not feel comfortable committing at this time and felt rather put off by all the sermons on giving.