This morning while Ollie was getting ready for school he said to me:

Mom, even though you are an adult to me, to God you are a child because you are a child of God. 

Magic to my ears! Then we discussed that age is relative in heaven. That led to talking about where heaven is. And before we knew it, it was time for school!

In my prayers at night I ask God that he will help me in teaching my kidlets that they are his children and loved by Him. This, I think, is one of the biggest, most important things anyone can learn.  Sometimes, I don't know if what I am doing is effective or if I could do more to help my children know (and feel) this. But I will continue and hope that I am prepared for any future discussions. 


On and on

Have you ever heard the song from Disney's Robin Hood called LOVE by Floyd Huddleson and George Bruns?  It is one of my favorites.  One of the lines I enjoy the most is:

Life is sweet, but when it's gone, 
Love goes on and on.

Sure, this song is about falling in love, but that last line of the song speaks to the everlasting strength of love.  Love makes us stronger, bolder, more caring, and unselfish.

Lately, I've seen a lot of hard things happen to the people I love.  And I get to worrying and wondering where I need to put my hope and faith and energy.  During these hard times, I've seen lots and lots of effort poured into supporting, helping, and strengthening these people.  I see the love.  Oh how I see love in everything these people do.  And I feel the love of God.  Jess says this is where I need to put my energy and my hope, in the power that love has in these situations and how it will carry me (the worrier) and those suffering through every thing we happen to deal with.  I think I can do that.