I was staring at my baby’s peaceful face after I rocked him to sleep (yes, finally!) today… and I thought, “How perfect are you?”
We are three weeks away from his first birthday, and he has grown and changed so much, yet I still see the same facial features and expressions from when he was minutes, hours, days old… I felt a flutter in my heart when I realized how perfectly, wonderfully did God design us. And no matter what problem, health issue, or scars my baby might get as he grows… in God’s eyes he will always be perfect by Design.
In our mom’s group a few weeks ago, we traced silhouettes of our children, capturing them in a still moment briefly! Then we wrote Bible verses about the body – I typed mine up later and placed them around the drawing. I chose verses that showed the positive aspects of how God created us. And then I framed my drawing of my son to hang on his bedroom wall. We can look at it, and I can share these verses with him as he grows throughout this next year.
I think it’s a great way to start teaching him about how God made him perfectly and wonderfully… teach him to marvel at God’s love and work… and start teaching him Bible verses as well.
I’d like to do another drawing next year around this time to compare the two outlines. And then I can add some more verses to the picture and keep teaching my son more about his Wonderful Creator!
I will praise thee; for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are thy works… ~Psalm 139:14
How do you mark your child’s growth through the years?