Sunday, May 10, 2009
I was awakened this morning by sounds of two kids bustling around and hushed whispers. I knew something was up, but tried to catch a few more winks of sleep.
Next thing I know, two faces are grinning above me singing "It's a happy, happy day!" (That's the song I wake them up with every morning for school.)
They led me out to the kitchen where I discovered roses on the table with two very sweet, handmade cards. They had also prepared my coffee and gave me three options for breakfast: Raisin Bran, leftover pizza or yogurt. I was so touched! It was all really special.
I think later we'll head out for a special treat -- a theater movie. "Monsters vs. Aliens" seems to be the unanimous choice.
It's easy in the daily routine of life to forget how important we are to our kids. But reading the things my kids wrote in their cards, I'm reminded that I represent a safe and loving place to them in an uncertain and changing world. It motivates me to keep running to the Lord day by day to be filled up with His love so that out of the overflow, I can love my kids the way their hearts need.
"Satisfy us in the morning with Your unfailing love, that we may sing for joy and be glad all our days." Psalm 90:14