Both Grandma’s were present and we both enjoyed sharing the memory of our own childbirth stories. The anticipation was mounting as we waited for the progression of the event. When the time came it was unbelievably dramatic. Your mind is trying to grasp the details of how God created everything to happen in the order He planned. How He gave us one of the greatest miracles, life in a tiny human form coming forth with all the emotion, pain, excitement and love. We were all gathered to welcome this little girl into the world. My heart pounded the moment I saw her slip out and then I let out a gasp. I could hear my daughter crying and laughing to see her baby girl. I could see the tears and awe in the daddy’s face. He cut the cord. And she was born! 4:59 PM, 7 lbs 11 oz, 19.5 inches long and bundle of sweetness!
From the moment we set eyes on her, you could not tear your eyes away. She was perfect in every way….long fingers and toes, dimples and round cheeks, a sweet little button nose. I just kept saying "Hello sweetie, hello Dani!" They named her Daniela after my sister Danielle. We call her Dani just as we called my sister when she was growing up. And it fits her, Daniela Jade, she is so beautiful! Daniela in Hebrew is "God is my judge!" and Jade a green gemstone. Reminding me of a Proverbs 31 woman, beautiful from the inside out. I am praying she will serve God as I have prayed for all my children and grandchildren to do so.
1Bless the LORD, O my soul:
and all that is within me,
bless his holy name. Psalm 103
All the Grandparents are praising God!!! What a heritage!!!
You know in the days since her birth I have had a lot of time to reflect on the blessings God brings into our lives. We don’t always stop to praise God or memorialize these moments and days as they pass. God told His children to do so after He did something big in their lives so they would remember it was God that did it. Like when He parted the Jordan for Joshua and His children to enter into the promised land. He told Joshua to have 12 men, one from each tribe, to pick up a stone on their way across the dry ground of the Jordan. When they reached the other side He had them build a memorial to remember "That all the people of the earth might know the hand of the LORD, that it is mighty: that ye might fear the LORD your God for ever. "
Do you notice it says that "All the people of the earth…" not just His children but "all the people of the earth" He does great things everyday and how often do we stop to give Him the glory? When I first got to hold her in my arms, I began reciting Psalm 103 to her little face. Her eyes were open and she was looking up at me. As I was speaking the words out loud the doctor who had delivered her began singing the verse….so instead of speaking I joined in singing it and my heart soared. It was God who formed her, kept her and brought her forth! It was His day. I imagine God looking down and seeing the tear on my daughters eyes and smiling. Smiling because He brought joy to the heart of His children in a hospital room in Houston, Texas in the form of a little girl.
. . .and a little child shall lead them. Isaiah 11:6
There are no more words….
grace to you