dear melody jean, part two: four months

{to read part one and a little background on Melody, go here}

Dear Melody Jean,
You have grown a lot since last time I took pictures of you. Your cheeks are even chubbier and now your arms and legs even have a little plumpness on them. It's so cute! There is definitely an explanation behind  that because you eat like a growing little girl and now weigh nine pounds! Seeing you eat so well reminds me of a verse in Psalm 81 that says "Open your mouth wide, and I will fill it." That is your Heavenly Father speaking, and He is telling us that just like when we're physically hungry and our mommies feed us, He will feed us when we are spiritually hungry and longing for more of Him. All we have to do is open our mouth... and He will take care of the rest and fill us to the brim with Himself! Isn't that amazing? 

And the hole in your heart that was healed; it reminds me of another verse in Psalm 147 that says "He heals the brokenhearted." It's just His business to do that, both physically and spiritually! Where our hearts once had gaps and holes and hurts in them, now He has healed them, making them steadfast in His grace and strong in His love.

What a wonderful gift your life is, Melody. You have taught so much me and to many others. You are dearly loved by your precious mommy and daddy, your brother and sisters, all of your friends, and mostly by Jesus. He loves you so much that He gave His life for you. I pray that as you grow, your eyes would be continually fixed upon that wondrous work on the cross that He did, and that you would never grow tired of being in awe of Him!

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