I came home from an errand yesterday and when I arrived, I was welcomed by two boys, happily running towards me, screaming in excitement. “Mama!” “Mama!” My toddler was even literally jumping in delight! They were so 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 so much 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 every single day.
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 we be able to demonstrate a beautiful heart! The kind of heart that shines!
Help me pray that I’ll be able to live my life with a loving heart. I pray that I’ll always be a great example to my kids. I pray that will see in their mom’s heart, a hear that’s full of joyful and a heart who loves God. And of course, a heart who loves them dearly.
May my flaws don’t get in the way of raising beautiful kids. A blessed Sunday, everyone!