Friday, September 9, 2011


photo (21)Lorraine baby face1
photo (22)Lorraine baby face2
photo (23)Lorraine baby face3
Do you see any resemblance in these photos?

The photos in the left column are of Selah post-skull-reconstruction, September 2011.

The photos in the right column are of me, Lorraine, Selah’s adoptive mommy, taken in 1972.

That’s a 39 year gap.

And, not to mention, Selah is not a biological child.

And, she’s bi-racial.

Half black.

Half white.

Kind of crazy that there would be any resemblance whatsoever, huh?

Some people think our God is boring.

I think He’s wild, crazy, unpredictable, and totally fascinating.

"Every good and perfect gift is from above..." James 1:17

Do you recall how Chrissie resembled her adoptive Mommy, too?
Chrissie and mommy

Of course Chrissie wasn’t bi-racial, but she was born of another mother, in another country, half-way around the world, and God chose her adoptive mommy to have brown hair and brown eyes and similar features.

Because sometimes our God just chooses to do the unpredictable.

Who would have ever thought God would deliver us two miracle girlies who both resemble their chosen mommy?

I’m so glad my Daddy is the King of Kings.  He is the Giver of all good gifts.  He has blessed me beyond belief, beyond anything I could have ever imagined, beyond anything anyone would have ever predicted.

Of course, I know good and well from first-hand experience, that a child doesn't have to resemble you in any way in order for you to love that child with all your heart, with no barriers and no exceptions.  I was just a tad bit shocked to see Selah having some resemblance to me after her skull was reconstructed, as I didn't feel she looked a single bit like me prior to her surgery.

Maybe it's just the shaved head.  (I pulled all of my hair out when I was little, so I had that shaved look for quite some time!)

Or maybe it's just one of God's little surprises that make you pause and reflect.  Selah.

Psalm 67
1 May God be gracious to us and bless us
and make his face shine on us—
2 so that your ways may be known on earth,
your salvation among all nations.

3 May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you.
4 May the nations be glad and sing for joy,
for you rule the peoples with equity
and guide the nations of the earth. 

5 May the peoples praise you, God;
may all the peoples praise you.

6 The land yields its harvest;
God, our God, blesses us.
7 May God bless us still,
so that all the ends of the earth will fear him.

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