It’s hard to believe, but my older daughter turns 15 today. She is such a beautiful, talented, smart, and compassionate young woman, and she makes me proud.
When she was born, I had no idea of the blessings God was about to rain down on me. I knew having children made you different and was a blessing, but I had no idea. None at all.
It’s so hard to explain to people without children. How do you explain that when you open yourself up to children, when you have that first baby, your life will never be the same? Oh, yes, everyone knows that! But really…
…what you can’t explain is that it’s so much better than you ever thought life could be.
You start to see the world anew all over again.
Things that were mundane become fresh to you. It’s as though you’re seeing the world for the first time again, all through your children’s eyes.
There is wonder in the world.
There is magic.
And most importantly, you learn how to love – how to REALLY love.
And that gives you a tiny glimpse into the love God has for each of us.
And that’s a good thing.
Maybe that’s why God wants us to be open to children: doing so constantly reminds us of the beauty of the world, of the wonders around us, and of His never-ending love.