October 19, 2008
The other day I heard someone say It is lovely to be loved... It kept coming back to me- I suppose because it is so beautiful a sentiment... and so true. Love is like breath- necessary and life sustaining... but also, so lovely.
It is lovely to be loved by my Mom... the way she puts her arms around me and our hug lasts a thousand seconds... the way I can lean on her and feel her presence and have the comfort of her just being beside me... the way we can be silly together and laugh at ourselves... the way we know each others hearts, without words.
It is lovely to be loved by my husband... the way he supports everything I do... the way he believes I am SuperMom when I feel I have fallen so short... the way his arms around me bring peace and safety and hope... the way he reads my thoughts and see the best in me.
It is lovely to be loved by my children... the way they grow and laugh and smile... the way they do what I ask the first time... the way she puts her arms out and simply says hug... the way he giggles at bedtime when I talk like a penguin.
It is lovely to be loved by Jesus... the way He accepts me for just who I am... the way He makes me rely on Him so He can show me something new... the way He erases my mistakes and forgives me even when I cannot forgive myself... the way He shows himself in every part of my life, meeting me right where I am and urging me to stretch just a little more.
It is lovely to be loved...