What? That's it? That's all?
Yep, that's it! If you're asking those questions, maybe you didn't already know it. Or sadly, maybe it's been a long time since you felt loved. Perhaps in the busyness of 21st century life, it's easy to forget. Either way, I desperately want you to know, YOU ARE LOVED!
Middle schoolers (my students) may be too cool to run anywhere except to lunch or recess. The younger students don't run to those places. They save it. They save their excitement and running for the ones they know are waiting at the end of the day.
Oh my goodness, Readers! Their faces, young and the ones who love them, absolutely glow! Sure, occasionally there's an unexpected chauffeur who generates extreme enthusiasm. More often than not, the embraced and the embracer have seen each other only a few hours earlier. It's so great to share vicariously in their joyful love!
When Annalyn was learning to talk, someone asked how she referred to Tom. Mary responded, "Grandpa". In a rare moment of boasting, Tom interjected, "Not Grandpa. It's GRANDPA!" And he's totally right. I think that's way cool! I hope you have someone who calls your name with all the love and excitement your heart can handle.
Hopefully, that was a God moment for Annalyn. For Tom and I, our prayer is that we routinely demonstrate unconditional love to Annalyn. She doesn't have to earn it or work for it. All she has to do, is be. That's all she has to do. And that's all you have to do, be.
God wants to bless us outrageously because He loves us. Recently, He's been pulling out the stops with all the folks stopping by David's Daughter. Some of you are starting to leave comments, which I love (and I finally figured out how to respond). I've even been invited to a couple of new link-ups.
So, welcome, New Readers! Thanks for stopping by. And Faithful Readers, you are the best! Thanks for your ongoing encouragement.
Please come along to "see" Lori at Life in the Blue House, Kelly at Purposeful Faith, and Lori at Intentionally Pursuing.