On Saturday we had a “long over due” couples’ night. Javi and I went out bowling with two other couples and stayed out from 7p.m. – 11:30 p.m. At around 10:45 p.m., I got a call from our niece who was babysitting, that my 3yr old Debbie was crying inconsolably calling out for Mama. We had stopped for a late bite and a chat after bowling. Needless to say, we rush through our meal as we couldn’t stay anymore…our concentration was gone 14.09 miles east. We excused ourselves and raced through the highway. You see, normally (which is not seldom) we only leave them for 2 to 3 hours, How dare we took an extra hour or so? By the time we made it to my sister in-law’s house, Debbie had already cried herself to sleep and Jesse was a bit anxious but sort of entertained watching a movie with his cousins. We took them to our van and as I was buckling Debbie she woke up and gave me such a beautiful smile. I could tell she was really happy to know I was back already. What a warm feeling! It’s so amazing and almost incomprehensible that these little creatures are so attached to us, parents. I felt my soul shrink, she had melted my heart.
Now I’m left to wonder if I depend on God as much as my kids depend on us. How many times have I missed Him so much that all I want is to see Him, to hear Him and to feel His arms around me? Have I ever had such loving gestures that would melt my Father’s heart? I hope I have, because I surely love Him, but I do recognize that I need to completely surrender to His love and will with my all my being every single day of my life.
“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, Luke 10:27