I am beginning to understand God's love!!!
OK - I know all the verses -- but to really UNDERSTAND it--
SPENDING TIME WITH OUR G'KIDS-- seeing how quickly they are growing up touches my heart down deep. When we face-time CO cuties or have sleepovers with our Goodletts and look in those precious faces -- we melt!!!!
I THINK I FINALLY GET IT -- THE WAY I FEEL ABOUT THEM IS HOW GOD FEELS ABOUT ME. I can ALWAYS make an excuse for their behavior -- "they're hungry, tired, or sleepy".
God does that for me but in an even bigger way -- he covered all my bad behaviors with Jesus.
FOR NOW- MY TREASURES INCLUDE:
The precious things they say . . .
Sydney finding a bug and saying, "Oh look -- I found a carnivore" and "Nana, will you hold my roly poly for me while I play?"
Jack asking after seeing the depiction of Christ hanging on the cross -- "Did Jesus die in here?"
Campbell -now that she's home from camp - weighing everything against "J-O-Y" Jesus first, Yourself last and others in between. Talking of her upcoming baptism when she is 9.
Clara nurturing Charlie -- sharing her much loved yogurt with him.
Charlie making faces at Pawpaw on Face-time.
and what they do . . .
Sydney bringing the old doll high chair down -- sitting it at the table and feeding her baby dolls my boiled eggs for breakfast.
The 3 kids launching rockets with slingshots and Jack pointing towards his face.
Clara dropping food on the floor for their dog who died the day before -- not understanding he wasn't coming to clean it up any longer.
Sweet bedtime conversations about people in the Bible -- Jonah who did make good choices and ended up in that big fish and the guy who built the boat and God's rainbow promise.
Then the bedtime routine of a hug, a kiss and a question:
"Why is Pawpaw's hair not as grey?"
"Why do you wear glasses?"
|Two little Bells with their backpacks on ready to board the flight this week for OKC!|