This weekend was traumatic, restless, never-ending, & a struggle. And then it was altogether wonderful. My baby niece I’ve been anticipating since November made her appearance into this beautiful world this past weekend. Amelia (Mimi) Vae Morrison, 8 lbs. 3 oz. 20 1/2 in. long. Born at 6:39 AM on Sunday July 16th 2017 after 44 1/2 hours of labor for my sister. A miracle. A real-life tiny human has appeared into our family & we know next to nothing about her, but we all love her endlessly. But God. God knows her entire story already! He knew it long before she was even conceived. He’s seen millennia leading up to the moment of her birth & has anticipated His daughter’s arrival through the ages. She’s so precious to Him.
I decided that I would create a journaling Bible for Mimi where I could create for her, write letters to her, & pray over her until it was filled up. She’s got a few years before she’ll even be able to really hold it, so I’m loving the project before me of letting all my love for her flow into that book. The day before what we THOUGHT was going to be her birthday (my sister was induced), I created the first page in her interleaved Bible.
I chose Psalm 139 for a few reasons. It’s truly a wonderful passage of Scripture. So much in those verses says SO much about our Lord & why He made us. Psalm 139:13-14 says:
“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.”
This is something I want Amelia to know growing up. It’s such a difficult thing for us to grasp as adults, but children only know what you tell them. And telling a child how special they are is so very important. Psalm 139 also goes on to chronicle how big His love for us is & how deep His faithfulness goes. I’ve blogged about Psalm 139 before, but seeing it through the eyes of a child makes it 10,000,000 times better! So much marvelous imagery to soak in.
I think as I create this Bible for Mimi, I’m going to be seeing the Scripture in a whole new light like I’m reading it for the first time. I’m eager to return to some favorite passages & Bible stories I was taught as a little girl. I’ll write letters to Amelia as these stories unfold for her for the first time. I can’t think of anything more magical than that. That little girl is precious to Him & she’s certainly precious to me!
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