Fearfully & Wonderfully Made!

“I am fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalms 139:14)

This beautiful scripture has adorned my daughter’s walls for several years now and is special to me. I always want her to know that she was created by design and not default. That message always walks the halls of the #alabamabaptistchildrenshome with me ? Our mission at @chicktimedothan is to teach the children that there is so much good in the world and regardless of our pasts, we can direct our future. God has a purpose for each and every one of us. Every now and then, something magical ? happens and there is a moment where God confirms the path you chose was the one you were meant to be on all along. I took to social media several weeks ago in preparation for our annual Christmas party at #abch in hopes I would have a few donations to buy presents for these amazing children.

Krystin at The Closet Boutique immediately contacted me that she was eager to help. And y’all, she did- BIG TIME! ?My jaw literally dropped when I walked into her boutique to pick up the donated items. I took photos of all the love sitting under her beautifully decorated tree ?, thanked her kind staff, and made my way home with @sallyraetzke and @itsashdanielle7890 to begin wrapping presents. We made it 1/3 of the way through. Y’all, there was so much love for our babies under that tree, we had to take a break from wrapping ? As I reflected on the blessing our organization received today, I began to look through the photos I took while inside Krystin’s store and something immediately jumped out at me: a painting hanging on the wall near the Christmas tree.

Psalms 139:14. The same message hanging in my daughter’s room. The same message we relay to our babies at ABCH. Everyone involved with making Christmas happen for these children were on the path God set forth for them. And that painting in Krystin’s store symbolized that for me. So, I want to take the time to say thank-you, from the bottom of my heart, to Krystin and her three friends, @janaposeyroberts Brandi, and Karie. Your love, kindness and generosity overwhelms me and I cannot begin to say how much I deeply appreciate you!

❤️Joyfully, Ranah