Wednesday, July 14, 2010

there is no wonder........

I had to "bribe" for these...... only out $10, I have pictures,
she has a special gift!!!

A child.......a gift, a treasure, a reward! There is no wonder when one so precious is with us here for only a little while, the mother of the child feels the sorrow the most. I know not only by reality in my own heart but I know because the scriptures tell me why it is so. I read a verse this morning in I Kings 3 that explains it, v.24, "and the king said bring me a sword. And they brought a sword before the king." v.26, Then spake the woman whose the living child was unto the king, for her bowels yearned upon her son, and she said, O my lord, give her the living child, and in no way slay it. The word bowels means womb in this verse and the word yearned means intertwined. As I sat and pondered this, there is no wonder a mother feels a depth of sorrow over the death of a child verses another member of the family. The sorrow is so deep, it is so a part of her, the sorrow is and was literally attached to her womb and intertwined within that none other can ever feel or know except her. It explains why a mother grieves the rest of her life, but if she can embrace Truth she will grieve with hope for what lies ahead. I have seen tears in a mothers eye even after many, many, many years of the child being gone.Why would anyone ever think it would be "over?" So whether you child is alive as the mother in this verse or if your child has died, there is just something so deep within in our bowels that we yearn in sorrow or we yearn with joy as they go forward in their futures. I encourage any out there that still feel the depth, the weight, it will always be, because the scripture says that child was so intertwined within our womb and connected to us but if you seek, and put your trust in the Lord Jesus Christ, he will carry the weight for you and you can live with an anticipation of seeing your little child again. I hope that verse will encourage your heart as it did mine today!!!

I had some plans for dinner tonight......I don't mind change as long as I "know" in advance!! It was going to be a meat and potato kinda meal with garden veggies and top it off with a peach cobbler......but then a phone call changed it, some extra fellas for knowing how they dash in, barely sit down to eat and then they are outta here.....plan "b" is underway......quick burritos and our garden fresh salsa, but I am still going to make the peach cobbler......even if I have to enjoy it by myself!!!!!!!!!!!!! (ones I picked last night) Someday I think I might write a post on "your a mom to little kids but a maid to big kids!!" It would be a nice post of course....... but having older children is very interesting, exciting, fast, and "be ready!!!!"


Chad and Jessica's Family: said...

Mercy is a doll. She looks like you Cindy. Great scripture again!!!! Being a mother is special and such a gift. Enjoy your cobbler!!!


Maureen said...

Thank you Cindy for your words today. I had a stillbirth 9 years ago July 25th and have missed her so this month... even as I hold my two month old son. She will ALWAYS be missed on this side of heaven.


Mountain Mama said...

You don't have to eat your cobbler alone! I will be right over with vanilla ice cream in hand - I wish!

Mercy is sooo cute! Who got the $10? Mercy or Anna?

Yes. The sorrow is deep. It is painful. Losing a child is not easy. God knows our sadness and He stays close, embracing us. Loving us. I am thankful for the hope we have in Him. There is joy amongst the pain and the healing. AND we will see our babies again!!

"They that sow in tears shall reap in joy."
Psalm 126:5

love you friend,

Abigail said...

Those are precious! Mercy is so cute. Billy says she is a mess! Children are a blessing and it is fun to watch them grow! I'm looking forward to the day I have my own!

Great job on the photography, Anna!


-stephanie- said...

She just keeps getting prettier and prettier with each photo shoot.

Great post Cindy.

Anonymous said...

AHH! She's is SO PRECIOUS Mrs. Moris!!! She looks like her daddy!

Anna, those are GREAT photos!!!!

Love y'all!

oh and tell Hitch I said hi and we love and miss him again!! :D

Teena said...

love love love the pics!!! been reading just not commenting.

Yesterday was 3 yrs ago my dad died and Wesley's 7th birthday. I remember reading once where you said that God connected one of yours and Joel.... is it Hosie? I so want to remember what you quoted. I can see where God is using that in my life....

keep praying for me....

much love,

Anonymous said...

Awwwww! Mercy is so darling!
Those are great pictures!

Lord Willing, I will have TONS of children one day!! Children are a blessing indeed! We had a whole bunch of families over yesterday and we got to watch all the kids(around twenty five)!
I loved watching thier cute faces as they ran around and played!

Many blessings,

Jessica said...

Your posts and blogs are so encouraging! What a beautiful family you have!
Just wondering if you wouldnt mind sharing your cobbler recipe. :)