Friday, July 23, 2010

A Verse for Jessie

When I was pregnant with Maggie, I took great joy in Psalm 139:13-16.  I marveled at the thought that while we couldn’t see our child, she was not and is not hidden from Him.  God has had a plan for Maggie since long before we even thought of her.  That God knit her together and she is fearfully and wonderfully made. 

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How we thank God for you!  Because of you we have great joy in the presence of God.

As Rocky and I talked about last night, I have been thinking about Jessie since Maggie was about a year old. And after the miscarriage, the thankfulness for a full term pregnancy and healthy baby are beyond anything I could have thought of.  So oh, how I thank God for Jessie.

And because of the great joy her big sister takes in her:

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