hello, love

This girl, my first baby, how I love her. And yet how I struggled in the beginning to be loving. That puzzled me for a long time.
Now I know where I was getting stuck. I had to learn to love myself! That is the gift my children gave me. The understanding that I can only love them to the extent that I love myself.

And the well-spring of loving myself is the Father’s complete and never-ending and total love for me. For me, actual real me, with wrinkles, shortcomings, and all. I guess having these children just drove me to that spring, drove me to immerse myself in it.

There was no other way.

There still is no other way.

About islandsundays

A great God, one crazy husband, five home-schooled children, and a (post-island) life at the tip of Africa ...
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