When a woman holds her child in her arms for the first time, a new level of love awakens in her heart. Suddenly, you never knew it was possible to love THAT much; to want and to care for someone THAT much; to want to protect them THAT much... I have given birth to four and am the step-mum of two, and each one of our 6 kids hold their own personal place in my heart. I don't favour one over the other; I love them equally and as much as I am capable of loving...
There are times when we mums have to let our babies go. There are different stages of life where they start to find, test or step out into independence; you don't want to let them go - your heart aches; each step they take away from you is another tug on your heart, that aches deep down inside where that new level of love awoke on the day they were born. But you let them go because it's right; it's what they want; it's their life; they have their own free will and path to walk and walk they must... and then you watch from a distance. You see them stumble and you want to run and help, but you know they will begrudge your existence if your help looks like interference, so you hold back, knowing they learned to walk on their own years ago...and you watch, and you wait, and you will for all the good in the world to find them, and you will all the bad to stay away from them. You want to protect them, but they're not in your reach most of the time...so you watch and you wait, and you hope that one day - one day soon, they will return to arms, where you are free to give them all your heart once again.
How much greater is the love of the Father for this world... Seriously, I don't know how He handles it...But He does. And He watches and He waits and He keeps His arms and heart open, hoping that one day - one day soon, you will return to Him... ♥
And on that thought: Be blessed, know that you are loved and wanted by a greater love than even we mums know. xxxxx