“You wove me in my mother’s womb.” Psalm 139:13
When I look at my little girl, Aubrey, I am overwhelmed with love. Often times I just stare at her and think I just can’t believe she is mine, how lucky am I. When her soft, sweet little body is resting on my chest my heart begins to melt as I wrap my arms around her soaking in every moment. Throughout the day she will do a million little things that put a smile on my face. Whether she is laughing one of her deep belly laughs or making the funniest noises, my mouth can’t help but break into a huge grin. Now don’t get me wrong there are hard times too. Like any other baby she can be fussy and at times challenging, however the moments of difficulty fail in comparison to the numerous moments of joy and contentment she brings to my husband’s and I’s life. There is not a thing we wouldn’t do to protect, comfort, and love her.
Aubrey is going to turn 1 year old next month. Boy does time fly. Watching her grow this past year has been a remarkable experience. It is mind boggling at times to think of how much she has grown in just one years’ time. I remember her has a newborn when she spent most of her days sleeping, drinking formula, and being held. Now as I look at her she is practically walking, making a plethora of noises that come close to words, and she can eat solid food. The changes come quick and there is many more too come! Each day she does something new and exciting and each day I am reminded by her presence how blessed I am to have her.
I know that physically here on earth I am Aubrey’s mother, however her true Maker is God. Psalm 139:13-14 says. “For You formed my inward parts; You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.” Verse 16 goes on to say, “And in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me.” Now my mind is blown. I feel like the love I have for Aubrey is gigantic because I physically bore her. However, the love God has for her is magnified way beyond what words could ever express because He made it possible for her to be conceived by me to begin with. It was her heavenly Father that wove her in my womb. It was her heavenly Father the formed her inward parts. The connection He has with her is one that is incomprehensible to me.
I pray each day that my husband and I can do our very best to nurture and strengthen Aubrey’s relationship and connection to her heavenly Father. We are fully aware we are not perfect and there will be challenges along the way. Some difficulties may get the best of us while we may succeed at other ones. Bottom line is we do the best we can to bring her up knowing the Lord. Beyond that we must put her in God’s hands and pray each day that He watches over her and guides her every step. I urge you as parents to do the same with your children.