For you created my inmost being;
you knit me together in my mother's womb.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
your works are wonderful,
I know that full well.
Those of you who follow me on Facebook recently learned that I'm about to be a Gammie again. My daughter, Sarah, and son-in-law, John, are expecting their third little girl to arrive around July 21st, which is, coincidentally, Virginia Rose's fifth birthday! As you can imagine, we are all excited about the new baby, and as I observe my two granddaughters at a recent supper gathering, noting how different they are from one another, I'm left to wonder who this new little girl will resemble?
Virginia Rose definitely takes more after Dad than her Mom, which is not a bad thing in the least.
But Savannah Jane is definitely her mother's child, even from the beginning. Just look at these photos of Sarah and Savannah taken right after each was born.
Pretty amazing resemblance, don't you think? And that "look" has continued as Savannah has grown older. There are countless times I'll look at her and see my once teeny-tiny girl in her demeanor and and expressions. Savannah is also much more reserved than the always outgoing Virginia, and is just like her mother in that respect, too.
Yes, my granddaughters are so different from one another, but each is fearfully and wonderfully made by a loving God. Each has her own gifts, temperament and style, but all are woven perfectly together to make them the one-of-a-kind individuals they are.
And I know full well, I am one blessed Gammie!
Do you take after your mother or father, or are you a blend of both?
Prayer: Father, we thank You for creating us, for loving us, and for making us each unique. Let us love one another and celebrate our differences rather than letting them come between us, remembering that each and every one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made. In Jesus' name, we pray. Amen.