I came home from an errand yesterday and when I arrived, I was welcomed by two boys, happily running towards me, screaming in excitement. “Mom!” “Mommy!” My toddler was even literally jumping in delight! They were happy to see their mom and I could truly feel how I was missed, even if I was just away for a few hours.
I must admit, a happy scene like that sometimes scares me to realize how I matter to my little boys. Although my heart beams in joy and gratitude that I am the ‘apple of my children’s eyes’, I am sometimes intimidated by the fact that these children, my children look up to me.
Reading my daily devotion, this morning, I randomly opened to this page. It says:
Their Children will see it and be joyful;
Their hearts will rejoice with the Lord.
The “it” in the verse may speak about our hearts as moms. “The children will see our hearts and be joyful.” And in return, “Our children’s hearts will be joyful with the Lord.”
Such a beautiful verse to remind us that we should be watchful with our words and actions because there are precious little beings that look up to us, that watch us every step of the way. While our children are young and while they love to be with us all the time, I pray that we may be able to show a beautiful heart! The kind of heart that is kind, loving, giving, and forgiving.
Help me pray to be able to live my life with a beautiful heart. That I’ll always be a great example for my kids. That when they see my heart, they will see a heart that loves God and loves them.
Dear Lord, may my flaws don’t get in the way of raising beautiful kids.