Monday, January 3, 2011

Baby Herm/Kuke/Danucy

My sister is having a baby. My baby sister is having a baby.

As I sleep, work, play, live, God is forming... knitting together... creating... loving... knowing this little precious life. A life that I don't yet know... but my heart swells and flutters at the thought of Herm:)

When Lucy and I found out that a little life was growing in Katie's belly, we jumped up and down on the bed and started talking to Katie's belly button.... telling the little babe how much we love her/him, how excited we are to meet him/her. Then we got tired of calling him/her... "him/her". So we named him/her Danucy... combining Danielle and Lucy. And then we also named Danucy "Herm"... a mix of her/him. Then Luke's genius sisters named Herm/Danucy "Kuke" a mix of Katie and Luke. This little babe is so loved...

I lay in bed thinking of the little life... praying for "Herm" to know Jesus... praying that "Danucy" obeys Jesus... praying that "Kuke" is healthy... praying that "Herm" is courageous... I'm dreaming of Kuke's future... dreaming beautiful things for Kuke.... and if I being a human... not even Kuke's mamma... just Kuke's Aunt am dreaming up beautiful things and having my heart feel uncomfortably and overwhelmingly expanded with love for Herm....

I just wonder what it is like for God when he is forming these little babes. At the moment of conception... he said "This is the one I have chosen. This is the one I have created. This is the time for this one. I have great/grand plans for this one." It sends chills all over my body. And he did that for each and every person on the Earth. He chose each of us. We are no accident.

What does that do for how you live life today?


  1. How am I supposed to work with tears in my eyes?

  2. Psalm 139:13 For you created my inmost being;
    you knit me together in my mother’s womb.
    14 I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made;
    your works are wonderful,
    I know that full well.
    15 My frame was not hidden from you
    when I was made in the secret place,
    when I was woven together in the depths of the earth.
    16 Your eyes saw my unformed body;
    all the days ordained for me were written in your book
    before one of them came to be.
    17 How precious to me are your thoughts,[a] God!
    How vast is the sum of them!
    18 Were I to count them,
    they would outnumber the grains of sand—
    when I awake, I am still with you.

    So, this is what you do late at night....time well spent.

  3. Wow DK. Teared up reading that one:) love love love

  4. AHH Congratulations Aunt Danielle :) Such an amazing perspective and sweet story :) YEAHHHH