Anyone with grandchildren will understand this. Adoration!
A friend warned me that she was unprepared for this new kind of love to wash over her.
The first time you hold the child of your own child, love that is so different from parental love overwhelms you. It is almost like a love with no strings. Your only responsibility really is to love this child. And be an influencer.
(Yes, I do know not everyone is blessed in this way. And many a grandparent today has daily responsibility to help raise the child because of circumstances.)
When my mom was alive, I loved watching the mutual admiration society she had with each of my kids. Sadly, my niece and my 2 love gals will never know that kind of love the older ones had.
When I first held Sweet Pea, it was not with the wonder and fascination I had with her mom when I first held her. I am not sure how to describe my feelings. Great joy; pure love. Upon reflection, I realized it was the purest love I had ever felt. I adored her!
A love for the sake of love. I just loved her and thought nothing of what I should do or would do for her. Or her for me.
After she learned to walk I will never ever forget the day she ran to me! Ran with pure joy and delight to just see me! My heart almost burst in response. I ran to her and knelt down to receive the hug and the joy.
I was amazed. She adores me! I’m not sure I have ever been adored. She still does. Her eyes light up when she comes calling or when we see each other in the church hallways. When I walk in her door she comes running past everybody else right to me.
That will change. I already see the signs. She and Love Bug have pure enjoyment of each other. They play. My heart threatens to tear a bit but I do love my Love Bug too!
Seeing my kids and granddaughter love each other doesn’t really tear at my heart. It tugs. My heart is full. I love seeing love.
As I have pondered on my great joy at this adoring love, I heard a small still voice in my own heart; “This is how I want you to come to Me.”
Running, arms up with delight! To Me. The layers…trust Me, rely on Me, run to Me, delight in Me, in My love. Worship Me. Adore Me.
If I feel such joy at her running to me with arms up; adorning me, oh my goodness. How much more must He feel when I come to Him; just out of love? It was a glimpse of His heart.
Worship the LORD with gladness; come before him with joyful songs. Psalm 100:2
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