My tiny princess turned 4 months old just a few days ago.
Every month, every week, every day is a milestone. Every milestone a celebration!
Milestones that for other children would be seemingly insignificant are cause for celebration now.
So thankful for each moment, each miracle, each blessing we’ve experienced because of this amazing little girl.
This morning I have been sitting in awe of the beauty of our little girl. She is a gorgeous creation.
I watched her sleep for a few moments and just smiled at the beauty of this sleeping baby.
I held her for awhile, and again was awestruck. The most perfect lips and strikingly dark hazel eyes.
Auburn-tinted brown hair which has finally started to regrow after being partially shaved for her first shunt placement.(The stitches seen here are from her shunt revision surgery. They are gone now and just a scar remains.)
The softest, kissable cheeks, porcelain skin and a perfect little nose.
But all that is not what makes her beautiful.
If she had none of those things, she would still be beautiful.
Not just because I’m her mother and I say so.
She is beautiful because God says she is.
She is His workmanship. A work of art made by The Artist himself. Masterminded by the creator of the entire universe!
Just as our other children are.
Just as I am.
Just as you are.
Perhaps you needed to be reminded of that today.
But now thus says the Lord,
he who created you, O Jacob,
he who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you;
I have called you by name, you are mine.” ~ Isaiah 43:1
For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them. ~ Ephesians 2:10
You are altogether beautiful, my love; there is no flaw in you. ~ Song of Solomon 4:7
Those who look to him are radiant, and their faces shall never be ashamed. ~ Psalm 34:5