It is still just so amazing to me how a little newborn babe emerges from the secure confines of his mother's womb, takes his first breath and begins life anew. No matter that I have witnessed 6 births now, not counting my own 3 girls, it still brings joy to my heart. Tears to my eyes. And renews my faith and belief in our Almighty Creator. I am captivated by my God and His power.
I am captivated by Silas as well. The newest member of our family has already etched a special place in all of our hearts. I watch with awe at the many facial expressions a 5 day old baby can make. I marvel at the sweetness of his countenance as I nestle him close and watch him sleep. What a precious miracle.
I love to watch the look of enraptured love on Mikaela's face as she holds her newest little brother in her arms. She wraps him up with tenderness and just gazes at his sweet face. "Nana, I adore him", she told me last night. She, too, is captivated by the miracle of a newborn baby.
It fills me such joy to see how well my daughter adjusted to having 4 children. She was made to be a mother. She is a born nurturer and doles out her love to each one with such ease.
Silas is so blessed to have 2 big sisters and 1 big brother who are already head-over-heels in love with him. He has a mommy and daddy who consider themselves to be abundantly overflowing with God's mercy and grace. He has 2 aunts who think he is so special.
Due to the awesome internet at the hospital, we were able to connect with Melissa in Bolivia through the wonder of SKYPE and she got to see her amazing little nephew on a video call. She was just so excited and can't wait to get her hands on him.
God has just filled our family to overflowing with His goodness. Jimbo and I are sometimes just overwhelmed at our bountiful blessings. Our children and grandchildren just complete us in ways that we never imagined.
Indeed our cups are overflowing. May I never take for granted the wonder of who He is and the wonder of His power and might. I want to be ever captivated by the One who is the King of kings and Lord of lords. Through Him, I can tap into the awesome love that I can then so generously dispense to each child and grandchild that He has graced me with. God is so good. His love endures forever. His love is perfect.
"For who is God, except the LORD?
And who is a rock, except our God?
It is God who arms me with strength,
And makes my way perfect."