Wednesday, June 02, 2010

Hailey's Hands


Last week Hailey discovered her hands for the first time. Ever since then, she spends almost every waking minute staring at them. As I was watching her do this the other day, I found myself lost in my thoughts as I began to think about the many things that she will do with those sweet perfect little hands. She will build, organize, draw, paint, design, and create. She will use those hands to reach up for help and to someday reach down to lift another. She will clasp those hands as she says her first prayer and join those hands with the man of her dreams as she walks out of the temple doors. Her hands will be used for good as she serves others and then also folded in humility as she ask for forgiveness. Her little hands will be used to push around her little baby stroller and then to someday hold a perfect little baby of her own.

As a mother, I pray that she will always remember how important it is to only use her hands for good. To never use those hands to steal, cheat, or injure another. To keep her heart pure and her hands clean as she uses those hands to prepare for eternity. As she raises her hand in sacred ordinances and with her hands partake of the sacrament, may she always remember that it is upon the palms of His hands which she is engraven. And may she understand that it is because of His hand in her life that she can one day make her hands become like His.

5 comments:

Lew said...

beautiful! And, what a pretty little girl. Can't wait to meet her one day ;-)

MommyJ said...

Love your thoughts, and love your baby!! I want to meet her too. We need a reunion girls night!

Living In A Tree House!!!! said...

You have the most amazing thoughts you really know how to express what you are feeling..... thanks for sharing with all of us.....

Rebecca said...

Beautiful.

Mandy said...

Wonderful, spiritual thoughts.

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