It always melts my heart. Many times our children have said, “Momma, I wish I was in your tummy when I was a baby“. My response is always, “oh, babe, you grew in my heart.”
To me, it makes perfect sense. For so long I prayed fervently, unwaveringly for our future children. Not knowing who they were, where they were, their names, or their faces, God was knitting them together in my heart prayer by prayer. I already loved them deeply and expectantly. I could hardly wait to finally see them and hold them! Indeed, He knit my little ones together in their Mommy’s womb…the womb of her heart.
So, one day one of our little daughters came into the kitchen and asked me,
“Mommy, did you have bones in your heart?”
“What do you mean?“, I answered.
“When we grew in your heart? Did you have bones in there? In your heart?”
Of course, she would think that. I had told her that she grew there. Why wouldn’t she imagine that in the beginning she was inside my heart bodily…bones and all?
Her words stayed with me and I knew that one day this phrase would be the title of our family’s story, shared with you so that you may know that this is all The Lord’s Hand, that He alone has done it. I enjoy sharing our life with you here on the blog, and in the meantime, the book Bones in My Heart is a work in progress. I look forward to the day I annouce its completion and release!
Psalm 109:27 That they may know that this is Thy hand; that Thou, LORD, hast done it. (KJV)
Psalm 113:9 He maketh the barren woman to keep house and to be a joyful mother of children. Praise ye the Lord.
Psalm 139:13 For You created my inmost being; You knit me together in my mother’s womb. (NIV)