All four pudgy fingers still wrap around my one
Darkness envelops us
Feety PJ’s soft to my waking up self
She sucks her thumb
Content next to my warmth
She breathes deeply
Knowing she is loved
Welcomed here in our bed
She receives my affection, my blessing softly spoken
Into her hair at my chin
Receiving as children do
What is laid before them
Hands cupped to receive the blessing
This youngest of four, baby woman child
Fierce with compassion, with boldness & beauty
Pouring forth her blue eyes, blonde hair
So lovable, yet hard to love right now
Needy, unpredictable at times, strong willed
She keeps me humble & exposes me
These fingers hold tight
Gripping though it is time to get up
Rubbing my one finger as if to say “Thanks Mom”
Thanks for loving me.
Dear friends, let us continue to love one another, for love comes from God. Anyone who loves is born of God and knows God. But anyone who does not love does not know God- for God is love. God showed how much he loved us by sending his only Son into the world so that we might have eternal life through him. This is real love. It is not that we loved God, but that he loved us and sent his Son as a sacrifice to take away our sins. Dear friends, since God loved us that much, we surely ought to love each other. No one has ever seen God. But if we love each other, God lives in us, and his love has been brought to full expression through us.
1 John 4 7-12
Today, fellow Mamas, may we give the gift of love to those in our care. May Father put to rest the allusion of bringing lasting happiness through the perfect gift. May we cease striving today and give the gift of love from a pure heart. Our enemy is on the prowl to steal. Resist him. Choose love. Exhale, “Thank you, Jesus for this child or these children I get to love this Christmas.”
Thank you Father for showing us how passionately you love us by putting in motion the most amazing rescue mission ever through moving into our neighborhood through a baby born in a stinky barn. You amaze me. You are way too good!
Won’t you join me in worshiping Him through inviting Him to love others through you today?