Behold, children are a heritage from the LORD, the fruit of the womb a reward. Like arrows in the hand of a warrior are the children of one's youth. Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! Psalm 127:3-5a
Today was the first sonogram of our 7th child. What a sweet time to see this little one in my womb, and share the joy with her father and all her siblings! To watch her move - her little arms and legs, her sweet little mouth - to see all her organs growing and functioning...LIFE. It brings to life the meaning of Psalm 139:13-16, "For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother's womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Wonderful are your works; my soul knows it very well. My frame was not hidden from you, when I was being made in secret, intricately woven in the depths of the earth. Your eyes saw my unformed substance; in your book were written, every one of them, the days that were formed for me, when as yet there were none of them."
To know that from before conception, the LORD has known her...He knit her together and continues to do so. Truly are His works wonderful - the Creator of life.
An early joy of motherhood...as that little life grows and each little movement giving a hint to who this child is. An ever deepening bond with this little one - and - a growing dependance on the LORD's hand to grow and guide and direct her.
Through motherhood the LORD gives us such an opportunity to grow, another means of sanctification in a mother's life, another person to love and nurture, by action and example - all while teaching and training that precious child in the way it should go. An ever deepening prayer life - for wisdom, for grace, for obedience...
Motherhood...embracing a new and exciting blessing in this season of life!