13 For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
15 My frame was not hidden from you
when I was made in the secret place,
when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
all the days ordained for me were written in your book
before one of them came to be.
This past weekend I entered a new stage of adulthood. I became a great-aunt. Not just once, mind you. Not even twice. But three times over! I became a triple great-aunt in a matter of TWO DAYS! Two of my nieces had babies within two days of each other. Needless to say, my sister was over the moon that both of her daughters gave birth to healthy baby girls on opposite sides of the state, and she was able to be there for both of them. Here’s a picture of twins Leah and London, and baby Aria. Aren’t they just beautiful?!
These precious little bundles of joy had been prayed and longed for by many people, especially their parents. But long before they had even been conceived and thought of by their own parents, God had lovingly planned them and designed them. And when it came time for their little bodies to grow inside their mothers’ wombs, He tenderly handcrafted them with love. Their parents will continue to grow and nurture them with love and care, just as God will continue to watch over and protect them with His love and tenderness.
I created this Bible journaling page in celebration of their birth. I love to commemorate events in my Bible much like I would in a scrapbook. I created a tag with distress oxide inks and then “Handcrafted by God with love”. I added some splatter color on the page, washi tape, and a tag. I finished by stamping the babies’ names and journaling my praise.
Praise God for my three new great-nieces. Praise God for His life-giving love!