Monday, September 04, 2006

Fearfully and wonderfully made

Sigh. Don't you just LOVE rain??? It's been rainy and cooler here for about the last week. I absolutely love it. I feel like it's here just for me. I know that sounds crazy, but that's really how I feel. And my mom; she loves it, too:)

I was thinking about our daughter. And, of course I think she's beautiful. And not the kind of beautiful that I think she could win all sorts of contests or anything like that. I know that she's fearfully and wonderfully made. Wow. Babies are such an awesome work of God- it's mind-boggling (sp?). I watch her grow and move around and smile and kick and nurse, and I'm so in love with the family God's blessed me with. There are so many things that I understand more clearly now that I'm a mother.

So, when I post pictures of my girl so often, it's not done haughtily because I feel like I want to show her off, but because I'm just so in awe of the precious gift she is to us. And I like for others to see how she's growing. And boy, is she ever growing. In no time at all, she'll be crawling around everywhere. I love to watch her play contently, I love to change her diapers, give her baths and wake her up in the morning to feed her. She's blessed my life in many ways, and I'll always be grateful for the extreme privilege of being a mommy.

And I know that the kind of beauty that really matters is that of the heart. Proverbs 31 tells us "favor is deceitful and beauty is vain, but a woman that feareth the Lord, she shall be praised." I pray that she'll come to know and love our great God.

I'm the happiest woman in the world. honestly. And I certainly feel so loved. I'd like to post my testimony of the Lord saving me. So, keep your eyes open for it. This month it will be 10 years!! Have a super evening, dear ladies. ( I assume no man reads my posts)


Misty said...

I know exactly where you are coming from sarah. I am so thankful for the two little gifts we have, it is such an overwhelming love I have for them. It is amazing to see them grow, how precious.

Laura said...

God truly is Great. I do, however, find myself getting discouraged when~like this morning-they are killing each other over nothing. *sigh* I know it is their sin and selfishness that causes it but it hurts my heart. I want them to be best friends.

Emmie said...

Now you know how I feel about you, but times 1,000,000! You are a JOY. How I love you! Thanks for a great post -- the rain is glorious, isn't it? BLISS.

Yours and His,

Rebekah said...

Oh, Sarah! How wonderful our heavenly Father is to entrust us with such precious gifts!

Blake & Shaunna said...

Great Blogging Sarah!!!

Thanks for remembering Blake & I's anniversary- How sweet of you! Praise the Lord for His beautiful gift of marriage!!

Linda said...

What a sweet expression of your love for little one. Our children are a priceless treasure given to us by a loving God. I love looking at pictures, and she is beautiful.
We're having a rainy day today too. And it isn't 100 degrees!! It is so refreshing.

Christy said...

I LOVE getting to be part of it all, too!! Thanks for letting me be aunt Christy. :)