For you formed my inward parts;
you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.
I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.
Wonderful are your works;
my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you,
when I was being made in secret,
intricately woven in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes saw my unformed substance;
in your book were written, every one of them,
the days that were formed for me,
when as yet there was none of them.
How precious to me are your thoughts, O God!
How vast is the sum of them!
If I would count them, they are more than the sand.
I awake, and I am still with you.
Today (Sunday) is our celebration of becoming grandparents for the very first time! Shortly after 7 AM Eastern time in New York City where they lived at the time, Caroline Blake Smith was born…11 years ago.
It was a big day! Later that same day, her grandfather retired from the church he had served for 16 years. It was a very emotional day.
Now we have 7 grandchildren all the way down to 2 years old. Little did we know how far our extended family would spread. Now we have 5 beautiful granddaughters 11, 8, 5, 5, 2 and two handsome grandsons 8 and 4 1/2.
This Scripture simply reminds us how involved GOD is in the details of our development in the womb…and how precious His thoughts are to us. What a comfort!
Congratulations on being a grandparent for 11 years! We will be grandparents of 6 years as of May 27. Our sweet granddaughter Melody was the first grandchild. She is the sweet song in our lives. Her little brother is 3. That’s all we have but are blessed beyond measure. Grandpa and grandma are enjoying them grow physically and pray for their spiritual growth as well. Visiting from Lisha’s Sunday Community link up. Have a great week!
becky, thanks for stopping by:) grandchildren are definitely a wonderful blessing aren’t they? thanks for stopping by from #givemegrace.
Congratulations Martha! My mother just witnessed the graduation of her first grandchild from Rutgers University. I remember well the night he was born and how the family gathered to celebrate his arrival. Attending his graduation reminds me of what you share here…God involved in the details and the rich legacy He continues to unfold.
lisha, it is so fun to watch them grow and develop into the people GOD is making them to be:) they always turn out different from what we expect…in a good way. GOD is preparing them for things we can’t even anticipate.
this is true for both our children and grands as well. learning to pray big prayers instead of safe prayers is a challenge isn’t it?
btw, you know this is our grand who was born in nyc don’t you? she lived there for the first year (about) of her life. is visiting her birthplace city this weekend.
What a beautiful tribute to your granddaughter’s 11th birthday. Right before I joined the link-up I posted a picture of our two granddaughters, ages 2 1/2yrs & 5 1/2 mos. I added a comment saying I couldn’t imagine life before or without them. There’s nothing like seeing your children become parents. Bless you for honoring Caroline here today!
pat, i don’t think i have loved anything more than seeing my daughters and their husbands become parents. it has been delightful! their styles are each quite unique, but i think they do amazingly well:)
i was interested to read both your post on aging…not many others post on that topic. we are a bit unique there aren’t we?
i also noticed that you were at a conference with wes stafford. he sounded just like i would have expected when i heard him interviewed by dobson i think…a long time ago. i have that first book. i must sit down and read it!
love the idea of celebrating the day I became a grandparent. In August, we’ll be celebrating 12 years – and 9 grandchildren later, here we are! enjoyed reading about this! visiting from Lisha’s link up.
thanks for stopping by carol. sorry to read about the loss of your dad. enjoy the grands:) i see your children are more prolific than mine! it’s all good.