Friday, July 23, 2010

I Knew You...

In the last week, ThatManILove and I have been not only blessed with a goddaughter, but I also was blessed, and honored, to attend her birth. Mom’s rocking as a new first time mother, and grandmother is right by, fiercely watching over the already strong bond of mother and child. What an absolutely beautiful thing to observe! And yeah, I’d forgotten what joy new babies bring. Just by the very act of holding baby Ada Jael , I am renewed. Refreshed. All is okay in my world, even the funky stuff.


Why is that?


Whenever I see a new baby, I hear the scripture Jeremiah 1:5: “Before I formed you in the womb, I knew you. Before you were born, I set you apart for my holy purpose.”


A baby represents many things to me: Promise. Hope, for the times to come, and also, this next generation. A child is open, and full of wonder. Not one bit jaded, and most always delighted. Trusting. Loving. Never judging, just accepting you as you are.

So should we be.

I beg you - the next time you see a little one, take a second to let that baby envelop you. Let yourself be refreshed. Renewed.

You’ll smile, I promise. You’ll feel the love. And you’ll be more able to give out love, yourself.


Meet Baby Ada Jael. Does the word goddaughter translate to spoiled? If it didn’t before, it will now. And you know, I think her mommy’s totally okay with that.

Three Generations of Love (photo by Janie)

9 comments:

A Mom on Spin said...

beautiful scriptural reference. . .

Welcome to Baby Ada!

A. K. said...

You must be feeling so good!

Vodka Mom said...

that warms my heart.


You are now officially Bitchy and Sassy's Godmother.


And Golden Boy, too. :-)

tulpen said...

I can smell the sweet new baby smell...its the best.

Got to squish a delicious four month old yesterday... didn't want to give him back to his Mommy.

Pam said...

Amen and amen!

darsden said...

Beautiful :-)

Joanie M said...

What a beautiful baby! Congrats, Godmother!

Terri aka Pepsi's Mom said...

Beautiful scripture,beautiful picture, beautiful subject!

scubaqueen said...

What a beautiful post. Enjoy each and every one of your posts.