Being Loved

This baby, she just takes it all in: my smiles, goofy faces and silly sounds, my taking time to rock her, to read to her, to talk to her. She smiles, giggles, reaches her little arms out to me and simply accepts that she is loved.

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My sweet Emmaline, she even has an impact on my financial future, because I can’t help but want to provide for her. But if you think about it, this little girl, she never did one thing that would cause me to want to dote on her–besides the fact that she is adorable. But I am thinking that I would do the very same things for her if she were ugly. I’m pretty sure it’s just built into me, this love that wants to give and give and give to what came out of my very flesh.

She doesn’t think it’s odd, this Emmaline of mine. She just takes it all in. And I don’t think it’s odd, this love I have for her.

And I think of my God, this Father who loves me perfectly. And He loves and loves and loves. And He gives and gives and gives… And when I am in my right mind, I really have no issue receiving from Him. I swallow it all, I drink it all in, and it’s honey in my belly. It’s joy to my soul. It’s life to my spirit.

Cultivating Thankfulness with Ann Voskamp

one-thousand7#979 Canned applesauce jars in my cupboard

#980 A great audio book

#981 My son who makes sure we are okay 

Sometimes, I link up with any or all of these wonderful writers: Hearts 4 Home, SDG, Hearts Reflected, WLW, EOA, Things I can’t say, Growing Home, Play Dates with God, Monday Musings, Hear it on Sunday,Inspire Me Monday, Tell me a Story, The Better Mom, a Mama’s Story, Into the Word, In and Around Mondays,OYHT, Gratituesday,Titus2Tuesdays, Extraordinay, Lessons from Ivy, Denise in Bloom, Sweet Blessings, Faith Filled Friday, Finding Joy, WholeHearted Home, Mom’s the Word, Reclaiming a Redeemed Life, Still Saturday



  1. Amen. This is such a perfect picture of God’s love for us. Oh, that we return His love to Him in the way you and Emmaline exchange love.


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