Are you ever blown away that little beings rely on you? For guidance? For love? For support?
That He makes you melt when you hear your daughter say bee-nilla ice cream?
Or that He made you melt when your son picked out butterfly earrings?
What about when He makes them laugh with each other day after day,
and lets you witness the joy that fills the house?
That He created a soft spot in your heart for their special whimper or
their head tilt when they want something?
Are you ever amazed at the energy that fills the room when they come bounding in?
Are you ever grateful that you know unique things about your kids, like
~ your daughter puts her shoes on the wrong feet, even though she knows the right way, only because she wants to make you laugh ~ your son still asks to sleep in your bed every once in awhile, because he misses it ~ your son picks out the candy he knows his sister will like ~ your daughter makes drawings for her brother's room ~ your daughter will climb on anything like a monkey with no fear, but will cry louder than you've ever heard if she gets hurt ~ your son is happy to grow up to be a sensitive man, because he knows it's like his daddy. ~ your son loves Harry Potter movies but is afraid of James and the Giant Peach ~ your son sings Apple Bottom Jeans a LOT, and your daughter tries to, also.
Have you ever watched them play bubble gum bubble gum in a dish when nobody is looking?
Can you believe that their smiles light up the room and you get to see it every day?
Can you believe that they were put into your life to teach you something bigger?
That they teach you more than you teach them?
Every single day.
Thank you, Lord. I am so grateful.