Wednesday, July 3, 2013
Hands tell a story
Honestly, I was nervous about seeing Sophia's hands for the first time. What would they look like? As a mother, you naturally want to shield your child from all hurt and disappointment . I couldn't help but wonder, "Would children on the playground make fun of Sophia's hands?" Or, "At the middle school dance, would the boy she admires want to hold her hand and dance?" Before coming to China, I rolled these thoughts over and over again in my head.
But now, one of my favorite things about our little girl is her precious hands. I love to hold them
tight and kiss them over and over again! They are beautiful in my eyes. And as Adam says, "They make her unique." I'm amazed at all Sophia can do with those little hands. I tried to wrestle an empty bottle out of her grip today, and man is that girl strong! Needless to say, she won the wrestling match. :)
I pray that someday Sophia's hands will tell her story and her testimony...testimony of the loving, merciful Son of God who himself has unique hands.
"See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands." Isaiah 49:16