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Give the Girl a "Whorl"
By Wendy Stewart Hamilton

"From birth I have relied on you; you brought me forth from my mother's womb. I will ever praise you." (Psalm 71:6 NIV)

The other day, my daughter came running into my office, grabbed my hand, licked my finger, stared at it for a second and then jumped with joy.

"Mom, you and I are both whorls!"

I wasn't certain I knew how to respond to that. The good thing is I didn't have to ask questions, as Kayleigh was armed with her "First Body Book," which is a kid-size anatomy and physiology book. She pointed to the various examples of fingerprints: the arch, the loop and the whorl.

Then, licking her own finger (apparently the spit has properties that allow the design to shine better) she said, "See! I'm a whorl, too."

I have to give it to her; I never expected that conversation with my daughter.

With God, we are often surprised when he gives us a "whorl" and says, "Hey you, Mom! I want to show you something special."

We spend so much of our lives on autopilot that we miss the deeper significance of Motherhood. It is then that we become licked. Beat. Depressed. Missing the greatest impressions that our children should be to our lives. We miss the opportunity to impress upon them the higher truths of God; truths we know but frequently take for granted.

From birth, God designed us to be unique, special, one of a kind. That alone is a reason to give Him praise. On the other hand, if you are like Kayleigh and me, you could just put two thumbs up and give God a whorl.
Wendy Stewart Hamilton is the Site Publisher for InspiredMoms.com, a website ministry and e-zine of Inspired Life Ministries Inc, and she is the owner of CatchPhrase Designs of Dallas and Professional Editors of Texas. When she is not editing, designing, or ghostwriting, she enjoys traveling, photography and watching movies with her family. She and her husband, Mike Hamilton, parent two younger children in Dallas, Texas and one grown daughter in Indiana. You can visit her "almost" daily blogging at www.momablog.com or MySpace/MomABlog