i first laid eyes on my sweet niece ada laine weathers on october 13th. she was only thirty minutes old. i’ve never seen anything so beautiful, so perfect. i was finally getting to see the sweet little miracle i had prayed for the past nine months, and i was absolutely in love with her.
one of my favorite passages has always been psalm 139, “…for you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb.” words cannot describe how truly amazing it was walk alongside my sister anna during her pregnancy. i saw the Lord completely transform her, as he knitted sweet ada together inside of her womb. my entire family was together when we found out this precious baby was a girl. as soon as I saw the sonogram psalm 139 became so much sweeter…I was actually getting to see it.
“the Spirit of God has made me, and the breath of the Almighty gives me life.” Job 33:4
God breathed life into ada at 6:45 pm, and i am so thankful. i honestly didn’t think i could love so much. this little girl has absolutely stolen her aunt’s heart and i cannot imagine life without her. even before she was born i prayed for her salvation, that she will one day know the love of Christ. i pray she is a strong woman. a woman who finds her significance in Christ and not in the fleeting pleasures of this world. there are so many wishes, dreams, and hopes that i have for her. but my deepest desire, my deepest hope is that she treasures Christ above all else.
“I will give to the LORD the thanks due to his righteousness, and I will sing praise to the name of the LORD, the Most High.” Psalm 7:17