God’s Handiwork

The coughs wracked her tiny body tearing me from my slumber. Rasping cries as I tiptoe through the darkness to her room. Frantic arms stretching over her crib as she desperately reaches. I grasp her into the quietness of my embrace and she stills. In the dim glow of her nightlight I gaze at her features. This delicate beauty. Long eyelashes curling around closed lids. Little nose breathing steadily. Exquisite mouth whispering a hoarse, “wock, wock,” whenever the gentle swaying ceases. Pudgy cheek nestled into my arm. Folded hands clasped as if in prayer tucked under her chin. I see my hand next to hers, long fingers, thin and frail. She is part of me. Part of Brian. This beautiful molding fashioned by God. I am amazed. I wrap her in soft fleece as I place her in her bed. Gentle kisses and a hushed, “Love, love.” She is one of many gifts. My heart overflows.

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;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from You,
When I was made in secret,
And skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth;
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
And in Your book they all were written
The days that were ordained for me,
When as yet there were none of them.
(Psalm 139:13-16)

3 responses to “God’s Handiwork”

  1. That is beautiful, Angie! Prayin for ya’ll.

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  2. Dear Angie, My niece took her little guy to the doctor this past week as he had a fever of 103/104, was sleeping ALL the time and his legs and arms hurt. He has a virus that has affected his heart. At the end of the week they did more blood work and took cultures from his sinus to send off to the lab~hopefully tomorrow they’ll know more and be able to treat him. How a mother’s heart aches when her little ones are suffering and you seem to be doing all you can do. That’s when mom’s need to be their child’s advocate and take them to the doctor and lift them up to Jesus, praying that your sweet little Audrey is recovering and will be running around again soon filling your home with red-headed laughter!

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  3. Hi again Angie,
    My nieces’ little guy apparently has mono. Very unusual for a child only 4 years old! She took him to the city park to play and he looked at the swings and said, “Can we just go home so I can take a nap?” Poor little guy! It will probably be a long time before he is his old self again. But, at least they know what it is and can now move on and deal with it. I keep thinking that you must not be doing well since it has been some time since you’ve posted on your blog. Extra prayers are going up for you!! I SOOOO wish there was something I could actually do for you…if I could, I would. Love you from clear across the US… Jan

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