My Child at Church - October 19, 2021

So, it's been quite a while since I last put an entry into my blog. I needed some time to focus on myself and family, so I took it. But this past Sunday, something happened that I felt like sharing. It's short and sweet but really touched me.

So this past Sunday at church, I was sitting with my youngest stepchild. He's 13, but he's still my little one. As he does often, and it makes my heart bigger every time, he leans into me and just puts his head on my side. I wrap my arm around him. I couldn't love him anymore if I tried, and yet I do. This child is the one that gives me a hard time, and he sometimes likes to do it purposefully. We sometimes fuss about him doing his chores or homework that he doesn't do when he should. He's also a tester of limits. But there's nothing I wouldn't do for him, and just leaning into me like that on a Sunday morning, or any other time, makes every second of it worth it.

And that's when God whispers, so you do get it.

I do now. Any time I mess up or feel less than, It's hard to lean into God. Yet here was this kid, no matter what he does, leaning into me and I didn't care about all that. I just wanted him next to me, all my kids really. So yeah, I do get it.

1 John 3:1 - See what kind of love the Father has given to us, that we should be called children of God.

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