– by Mary May Larmoyeux –
Have you ever found something that you hadn’t even known was lost? Maybe a love letter or family recipe from long ago.
A couple of years ago I found an old story that I wrote after our oldest son was brought home from the hospital. Born two months early, for a few days we didn’t even know if he would make it.
“I hope that Christopher will see life and God’s glory in the tiniest rose petals and in the smallest of animals,” I said. “When he is old enough to walk with me in the yard, I will hold his small hands out to the sun, into the soil of the earth, and over the grasses of the land. I will show him the miracles of life. But the greatest miracle of life to me will be my son Christopher …”
Now a father himself, Christopher understands firsthand the miracle of life and the mystery of creation. As Psalm 139:13-14 says , “You formed my inward parts. You wove me in my mother’s womb. I will give thanks to You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”
Christopher, and all of us, are wonderfully made. I’ll never forget a granddaughter pointing to a framed ultrasound in her room. “See, Nana,” she said, “that’s when God put me together.”
What comes to your mind when you think of the gift of life?
Post and photo © 2015, 2016, by Mary May Larmoyeux. All rights reserved.
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