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Shining Moments

The joyous news caused me to leap with gladness.

My wife is going to have a baby.

God’s special timing.

Their glorious ‘and it came to pass’.

From the time I was a very young girl I longed to be a mother.

I could just imagine holding my own freshly bathed and powdered little one.

But the years passed….

   Twenties turned to thirties

         And then forties.

Goodness me. My heart ached as I waited and trusted.

God’s timing is always right. I knew that. I clung to that.

But the wait was still hard.

One Mother’s Day after another.

As others stood to receive their rightful recognition

    I sat and swallowed my tears.

Waiting is never easy and this season of my life I will never forget.

Lessons in that waiting season abounded.

Trusting without seeing. Leaning. Rejoicing with others.

     More waiting.

But that day finally came…completely surprised me how God arranged it.

Russia? Of all places.

Halfway around the world I traveled. That was nothing.

I would easily have walked on water to get to her.

Then Mother’s Day was mine to celebrate.

Celebrating not only the sweet Mother that I had

  But also the privilege of being mother.

And then again

    Another joyous bundle

        God’s Love is extravagant. Covered with His fingerprints.

So two daughters now celebrate Mother’s Day with me today.

My cup is full and running over.

But my heart still remembers the many women who also have mothered.

    Teachers, aunts, single women, grandmas, step mothers.

        Countless women who have poured their hearts into children.

        They too have earned the privilege of celebrating Mother’s Day.

A Mothers Love is deep and abiding.

 Reach out and touch the heart of a mother. Let her know you care.

Wrap your hearts round your own mother

   Her calling is high and holy

     Yes, she is by far the richest lady in the land.

              Your Mother.

  I love you, Mom.

Crazy Love

                                                    Crazy Love

Today I am enjoying the spring weather and some much needed time at home with my girls. Our life often has me running between  office and home. Juggling homeschooling and counseling/coaching. Sipping tea while teaching a math concept.

Editing a college assignment between cooking meals. It’s a life of variety and richness.

But today was meant for quiet.

I smile as my girls plan our day. Yummy treats, creating posters, playing some games.

Being together.

He loves to be with you too, I remember.

He calls you to spend time with Him.

 

My heart overflows when I think of this strong, powerful love I have for my girls.

Why I never completely understood the powerful love of a parent for their child until I became a mother.

From the moment I held my little brown-eyed beauty in my arms I was ready to go through the fire for her. Precious, Noelle, with those dancing brown eyes and tender heart.

Bring on the lions, I thought. I’ll take them all on if needed. Smile.

Then again when I finally held sweet Jenny I felt the same overwhelming, crazy love.

No matter what, she is my child. And I will do everything I can for her. Everything.

You understand, don’t you?

But this morning I heard it again deep within my heart, “That’s just how I love you. And more.”

Calvary love. He lived for me. He gave His Life for me.

He willingly gave His all to take my place. He arose and lives for me.

My heart longs to grasp it but I keep coming up short.

I can only glimpse a tiny part and that blows me away with its power.

Amazing Love.

 

My heart is humbled as I think this week of what He suffered.

I bow down. Longing to just touch His Robe to whisper my thanks and praise Him.

To bring Him my simple offerings of love.

It seems too small. Not nearly the great gift I’d long to bring Him.

 

But then I glance at my two growing girls and think of that ocean of love I have been given for them. Strong, growing, crazy love.

Maybe I see in some small way. I faintly grasp how great and lasting His Love continues to be. Day after day.

 

Here am I, Lord. Let me walk with You through this week. Through all of it.

Your Love is beyond my ability to language but I know You Love each and every one with a powerful, crazy Love.