Stillness. I'm captivated by her tiny being. I see her. And I wonder a wonder so big.
That heart. The many colorful emotions she'll feel. That heart, big enough to hold love and hope, sadness and rejection, joy and fear, peace and disappointment. And who all will she love with that heart?
Those ears. All the messages she'll hear, for better and for worse. May she hear them through a filter of grace and the unshakeable knowledge of her belovedness. Who will she lend her ear to? Who will she know because she listened? What stories will those ears hold?
Those lips. They will one day birth words, giving substance to her voice. Prayers for life-giving words of love, truth, and encouragement to cascade from those lips. Words that bring change, change of the best kind.
Those hands. Hands to create. Hands to welcome. Hands to build. Hands to hug. Hands to give. Hands to hold.
Those feet. Those long, flaky feet. Oh, the places she'll go. To think of the far off lands, highest peaks, lowest valleys, and driest deserts those feet will take her to. And through.
Her story so new. May she keep loving, listening, speaking, giving, and walking on, all the days of her life. Her story unfolding.