I am that baby


I looked in the mirror this morning and realized I am the most important person in the world to God. And so is the next person. And the next person. Because God is all-powerful and omnipresent, it’s as if each of us has God entire giving sole attention to us. Do we fail to ask for His attention? If so, we grievously fail ourselves.

I’ve seen a baby ultrasound face picture recently, remembered the one of my daughter, and visited a Chinese friend and her newborn son. As I looked at my face in the mirror, I thought of that, how I was once that beautiful, brand-new creation knit together in my mother’s womb. A lot of water has passed under the bridge since then, of course, but – also of course – I am just as precious to God today as I was when tiny, helpless, and innocent.

And so are you.

Last week we buried the last of our parents, Jeff’s 93-year-old mother. Pictures from her youth were quite impressive at the funeral visitation. How beautiful she was, an 18-year-old war bride! That face at 93 – the one under the lid of the casket – suffered years of declining health. But no wrinkle, no pallor, no weakness mars beauty except to us, who sometimes forget what beauty is.

Never forget how beautiful you are, and live accordingly! The world needs your beauty to shine forth in positive words and good works.


Granddaughter and grandmother show remarkable family resemblance at similar age!

6 thoughts on “I am that baby

  1. God Bless your mother-in-law in heaven!!! Also, I hope your husband is doing well now!

    Kindest Regards,

    Dan Caldwell Caldwell/Sheheane Industrial, Inc.

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    1. Thank you so much, Mark. We have had a sweet time with family in recent days remembering a beloved mother and grandmother who was so loving always and would keep the children for us during those early years, on occasions from business trips to Auburn games to our being sick with stomach flu and unable to be the caregivers. That is love – knowing that you may come down with whatever bug yourself, and the grandparents, did, indeed, after keeping our girls that time.


  2. Tammy, thank you so much for reading and commenting. The nature of “inspiration” continues to amaze me. I had no expectation whatever that simply looking into the mirror on Thursday morning would lead to this article before 8 a.m.! We do have a wonderful God.


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