Yesterday afternoon I was giving Emmy kisses and telling her she was the cutest thing in the world.
Thomas (our eighteen year old son) was nearby and asked, "Mom, don't you ever get tired of this - I mean this is the seventh time."
"No, never! How could I? Each child is such a gift, not to mention that my love is just as intense for her as it was for you (my first)," I replied.
"See, you're not a terrible Mom like you say you are sometimes." answers Thomas.
"Oh, yes I am a very terrible Mom - sometimes. But, it is true instead of having a finite amount of love, my ability to love just grows more with each child. Instead of having just a certain amount of love to give, it just grows with each new baby" I replied. "You know, in a way, that is kind of like God's love - no matter how many people in the world - God loves each one just as deeply."
Thomas' reply - "That is just like how God loves Mom - Our love for one another is the same as God's love for us because it is enabled by His spririt."
What a blessing - these children of mine - stretching me and teaching me and giving me the awesome privilege of a mother's love.