Fearfully, Wonderfully… Amazing



Mothers’ Day just passed. I didn’t say a whole lot about that.


For many, it was a day of joy and celebration. For some, it was a time of excitement and anticipation. There were those who faced bittersweet days of acknowledging blessings while coping with loss. And still others faced pure sadness and feelings of desparation. There’s simply too much there for me to adequately and appropriately address. Mama-hearts, whether there are babes-in-arm or not, can be tender and I want to respect that.


Still, I did enjoy my day. I guess, in the purest sense of the word, it was this one who made me “mama” for the first time:



And, oh, he’s been a wonder to have in my life.


But it’s the next one, his younger sister by less than a year, who really tested me. It is C. who revealed how strong this mama could (and would) be when faced with terror and impending doom. It is C. who forced my hand. It is C. who, in many ways, brought out the best in me. My labor with her is arguably what best displayed my calm in times of turmoil.


I brought her in to the world as Christmas Eve broke in ’05:



Today, I face her:


I am staggered. Humbled. Utterly amazed.


Psalm 139:13-14

New American Standard Bible (NASB)

13 For You formed my inward parts;
You wove me in my mother’s womb.
14 I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
Wonderful are Your works,
And my soul knows it very well.

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1 comment to Fearfully, Wonderfully… Amazing

  • mlearley

    What a truly amazing blessing! My friend who adopted a 25 weeker is going through many of the ups and downs that you did with C and I am absolutely amazed at the work of God in this little boys life.

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