Thursday, October 7, 2010

I want Every Detail:

Luke 12:7
Indeed, the very hairs of your head are all numbered.

On September 24th, 2010- I became a mother.  There is nothing more incredible than staring into the eyes of your child, marveling in the reality that they are a tiny piece of your very own flesh and blood.  Never in my life have I felt such love overflowing from within me. 

Instantly upon meeting her, I found myself longing to know everything about her.  I want to know all the details about her health, her height and weight, her reflexes.  I want to know what her personality will be like, what she's thinking, and who she will marry.  I want to know everything there is to know about her: my love for her compels me to know her deeply; to know her well.  

There is no detail too small to bring me joy.  Every little aspect of her fingers and toes, every wrinkle on her forehead, every unique facial expression and noise is precious to me.  I delight in knowing her.  I take pride in it.

I believe that in every stage of our life God ushers us into a deeper understanding of who He is and how He loves us.  This season of my life, as a parent, I feel that I have been ushered into a new phase of understanding God and His love for me. 

As I read through the bible, I cannot help but see all the places written in which God is reminding His children that He knows us...and He knows us well.  All our quirks and idiosyncrasies, all our talents, our thoughts, our hopes and our dreams.  Everything that makes us who we are...even the very hairs upon our head are known by Him.  He delights in knowing us. 

And just like every loving parent, hopes that one day, we too, will learn to delight in knowing Him. 


  1. Congratulations on your precious daughter. What a delight for you.


  2. Congratulations! Thank you for sharing your heart as you express these beautiful genuine emotions towards your precious daughter. As a mom, who experienced these emotions of deep love towards each of my kids, I’m always amazed pondering the question: if an earthly parent can have all this unconditional deep love that sweeps over them, how much more is the Love of our Heavenly Father?

  3. Thank you, Maria! It has been such a delight, that's for sure.

    And Sam: Congrats to you too! :)

  4. Debbie,
    Congratulations!! I am so happy for you. You are one blessed woman!

  5. Congratulations!!!!! Enjoy this time with your little one...and thank you for sharing your thoughts..

  6. that is incredibly awesome. i'm very happy for you. i bet she's just the most beautiful little person. with the exception of course of my nieces... and no i'm not biased.

  7. Thank you Shereen and Bongo, we're enjoying every moment:)

    Blair, Thanks, and I'll allow your bias....I think I've got my own:) Check your email I sent you a picture!

  8. Brittney and I are so happy for you two! I know you'll make the best parents, Ella is very lucky. Congratulations on your blessing.

    On a side note, you are a great writer, Deb. I think you have a great sensitivity and awareness to God's love that is very evident from your blogs. You're setting a great example for the rest of us. I need to refine that sense in myself. Keep up the good work! :)


    The Mischley's


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