Those of you who go to “the chapel” with me know all about Deb’s tiny baby, Shiloh, who was born on October 17 when Deb was only 29 weeks along.We all been praying like mad for this tiny little human, complete, but rather a lightweight for starting the boxing match of life: she weighed in at only 1 pound, 13 oz.Would she even survive? It was really touch-and-go at first.She had many, many ups and downs, and Deb spent weeks kneeling on pins and needles (figuratively, of course!), but yesterday little Shiloh reached a happy milestone! She’s doubled in weight and it looks like she has every hope of not only surviving, but being perfectly normal! Isn’t that fabulous? I’m sure Deb won’t rest very well until Shiloh comes home, but praise God, it looks like she’ll be coming!
If any of you have a few minutes, there is a phenomenal video made by a Yale professor, Alexander Tsiaras (author of From Conception to Birth: A Life Unfolds), showing the development of a baby in the womb. With four daughters expecting babies right now, it was particularly touching to me to watch. Truly, a baby is a baby from the moment of conception! It’s such a miracle to see how God “knits” us together in the womb…and to experience the miracle of tiny baby actually surviving and thriving! May God bless all women who conceive. Let them be the joyful mother of their children!
“For you formed my inward parts; you knitted me together in my mother’s womb. I praise you, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made.”