Thursday, July 8, 2010

Fearfully and Wonderfully Made

We rejoiced with our dear friends the Henns on Thursday, July 1st as they celebrated the arrival of their newest daughter and sixth child, Lilly Joy.

God's hand was evident as many prayers regarding Mrs. Henn's pregnancy and labor were answered in amazing ways.

The next day we had the honor of meeting little Lilly for ourselves at the hospital!

What a rare privilege to be in the presence of a baby less than 24 hours old!

Mom (Mrs. Beaver) and Mrs. Henn have been warm, loyal friends for many years now. They offer each other support and a listening ear as they seek to parent God's way. Between our two families there are now 15 kids, so lots of wisdom is required!

God's skillful  handiwork is evident in this beautiful little wonder! Lilly's little button nose, rosebud lips, and softly molded cheeks all speak to the Creator's loving care.

The lovely Henn ladies
I have had the privilege of babysitting for the Henn family for several years now, and I respect Mrs. Henn deeply for her evident love of God, her husband and her children. Mrs. Henn has a caring, fun-loving personality and is a wonderful mom.

"Bugg" and "Erna"  are like my cousins--we've spent so much time talking, laughing, and playing games together. They are both creative and responsible and will be great sisters to little Lilly.

Lilly's awesome and tough brothers "Oggie", "Dash", and "Bear" are adventure loving but have a tender side as well. They are always willing to offer a hug and are eager to watch over their littlest sister.

I look forward to watching Lilly grow and change, and pray that she may come to know the saving grace of the Lord Jesus, and thus become a valiant princess of the Great King.

"I will give thanks to you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
wonderful are your works, and my soul knows it very well.
My frame was not hidden from you when I was made in secret,
and skillfully wrought in the depths of the earth.
Your eyes have seen my unformed substance;
and in Your book were all written the days that were ordained for me,
when as yet there was not one of them."
~Psalm 139:14-16


1 comment:

hennfamily said...

Oh wow, what beautiful pictures!
You guys will have to come see her soon, she looks a lot different now than in the hospital!
Love you guys