Someday, maybe, I’ll write a children’s book and it will be based on this I started to say to my son when he was pudgy and squishy and my heart couldn’t contain the love…it still can’t and never will…
I love you high as the sky
I love you deep as the sea
I love you WIDE as the ocean
And I love you long as the world is round…
I love you all of these.
And there is a wide~ness a vastness that we tap into as our hearts expand as mama’s and papa’s. New sweet lives that change ours forever. We commit to weather every storm…no matter what comes and fight with all we are for the lives entrusted to us.
But that wide~ness is the treasure of the heart of God. In being given this awesome privilege to love our children, we learn in ways that we would not otherwise, what is the heart of God. We become more like He who carries our sorrows and shares our griefs who tends His flock as a shepherd and gathers the lambs in His arms and gently leads those who have young.
And we learn that it is an overwhelming beyond description love that is claimed for us and one that no matter how much we see our own hearts grow into likeness as we love our children, it is still but this tiniest taste of the height, breadth, depth and length of the love of God…