not a cloud in the sky
from your dark cocoon
beautiful in pink
you are so lovely to me
you are already fifteen.
~Marcell Warner Bridges
® ©4 October 2014
And now, here we are, fifteen years later. No. It can’t be.
Your older sister is just months away from breaking her momma’s heart. She doesn’t understand yet. Those college catalogs flying in faster than my brain can process it. She too, came into this world pretty in pink, wonderfully, fearfully, perfectly made.
And that’s what I want you to know. Not just you, my sweet daughters, but everyone. Yes, YOU were fearfully, wonderfully made. And the God of this vast, expanding, dynamic, all encompassing universe made you unique. There is no one like you. Nope. Not one.
Each star in the sky cannot compare to what God created when He created you. *You are worth more than the birds of the air and beast in the field. You are HIS creation made in the image of HIM!
So dear soul. Why are you putting yourself down? Why are saying things inwardly and outwardly about yourself that are lies? My husband has a thing he says to us three girls when we put ourselves down. “Why are you putting someone I love very much down?”
I would submit: Why are you putting someone God loves very much down?
He loves you simply because He created you. He loves me simply because He created me.
So here we are. Fifteen years later and that beauty you were born with, it shines so bright. And when God created you in my womb, He knew exactly what He was doing.
Remember the Psalmist’s words:
“For You formed my inward parts; You covered me in my mother’s womb. I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made; Marvelous are Your works,
And that my soul knows very well. My frame was not hidden from You, When I was made in secret, And skillfully wrought in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw my substance, being yet unformed. And in Your book they all were written, The days fashioned for me, When as yet there were none of them.”