Friday, July 3, 2015

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made


Psalm 139:13-14
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!

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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.

20 comments:

  1. They're all so darn cute!! You're certainly a Blessed Gammie Martha!!

    Have a wonderful weekend!

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    1. Thank you, Phather Phil! I know I'm blessed. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  2. Hi Martha! Congratulations on the coming birth of your third little grandgirl! Your little ones are so beautiful Martha, what a blessing for you and your husband. It's so fun to see your daughter in Savannah, isn't it?

    It's going to be a big month for you and and your family! I wish you every happiness in health for your daughter, and her newest, God-made daughter too.
    Happy holiday weekend!
    Ceil

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    1. Thanks so much for your congrats, Ceil; we are all beside ourselves with delight. Yes, it will be a busy month, that's for sure!
      Hope you have a marvelous holiday, too, my friend!
      Love and blessings!

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  3. What is your FB address? I'd love to join your page!

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    1. My Facebook moniker is Martha Murdy Orlando, and the page for my books is www.facebook.com/nantahala55. See you there, Ceil!

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  4. Congrats, Martha!!

    I'm the oldest child in my family, and I am definitely a mix of both of my parents. Physically, I'm short like my mom, but I am the only child who ended up with my dad's hazel eyes. My feet look just like my mom, complete with little stubby toes! But my face resembles my dad!

    Temperamentally, I have elements of both my parents. Maybe because I'm the oldest and spent three formative years with both of them before siblings were born?

    Tell you what, though, the person I want to resemble the most is Jesus!!

    GOD BLESS!

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    1. Thanks for the congrats and the details concerning taking after your parents. Isn't it cool to be a mix? I pretty much am, too, though I was blessed to get my Dad's sky-blue eyes. :)
      And I'm with you here - the person I want others to see in me is Jesus!
      Love and blessings!

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  5. Martha, thank you for the reminder that each one of us is fearfully and wonderfully made by God. It's mind-boggling to realize that God knew our name and had a plan for our life before He laid the foundation of the world.

    It really depends on who you ask on who I look like. Although it's pretty clear in looking at pictures of my mom as a little girl and me at about the same age. We look quite a bit alike. :) My coloring, though, is closer to my dad's.

    Love and blessings!

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    1. It is such a mind-boggling thought that God has known us since before the dawn of time and cares for each and every one of us. If we could only remember this when dealing with other people, even the ones who disagree with us, I'm convinced the world would know a lot more of His love.
      So you are a mix, too! :) It's the same for me. Definitely depends on who you ask as to who I look like, Mom or Dad.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. Well said my Friend! Your words are a wonderful reminder that our differences are what make us who we are and who God meant for us to be.
    Blessings on another grandbaby to love.

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    1. Thank you, PS! It would be a boring world, indeed, if we were all the same. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  7. They are lovely. What a blessing. I know my granddaughter looks almost identical to my daughter but the twin boys are looking more like their dad. Fun to watch them grow and change too, isn't it? Thanks for sharing your joy

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    1. Thank you, Jean! It is so much fun to watch them grow, though sometimes I wish it didn't happen so fast. Glad you are enjoying your grandchildren!
      Love and blessings!

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  8. Congratulations again, Martha. Isn't it wonderful how unique we all are - and yet each so special. Your grand daughters are delightful and I'm sure the new addition will bring her own special brand of love and delight!

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    1. Thank you, Corinne! Yes, we are, each of us, so special in our own way. I'm sure, too, that our new addition will bring much joy to us all.
      Love and blessings!

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  9. Congratulations Martha! Virginia is looking so grown up and it feels just yesterday when we were smiling at her toddler antics!

    It feels lovely to see these pictures. My love and blessings to them.

    Well I look like my Dad with even my nature like him. We have strikingly similar brown eyes which are the most distinct feature about us across the whole family :)

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    1. Thank you, Privy! So you favor your Dad? He must be as handsome as you are beautiful, my friend. :)
      And yes, Virginia has grown up so fast it almost doesn't seem possible that she will turn five this month. Where did the time go?
      Love and blessings!

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  10. Congrats Martha!! More fun and more joy. Loved seeing the photos of your grandkids - Virginia Rose is growing up! How are your kids managing with 2 little one? now 3? I can't keep up with my 2 nephews even for a few hours. They are 1 and 3 :) and keep us all very very busy!

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    1. Vishnu, please forgive me for somehow missing your comment here for too many days! Sometimes Blogger just gives me a headache!
      Yes, I hear you with keeping up with your nephews - it isn't easy, but it can be loads of fun. Every age and stage is a blessing and a trial, but if we remember to stay in the moment, God will see us through with joy.
      Love and blessings!

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