The Son is always shining, regardless of the weather

I Love You, Mom!

Oh how it warms my heart when my children give me sweet hugs and whisper: “I love you , Momma!” in my ear. My youngest still does this several times a day—almost out-of-the-blue, and yet not in a manipulating way. He is such a sweetie!

This reminds me of the words to a sweet song that my loving mom wrote when we were children. It’s called “Little Children”, and has always been a favorite. Here are the words:

Little Children

Little children, when I watch you as you play,

And I see your happy faces through the day.

When I hear the music of your laughter,

How the joy inside me starts to stir.

I’m reminded of my Father’s love for me—

How He loves to see me walking happily.

And my laughter comes to Him in song,

And with joy He wants to sing along.

Little children when you come to me for love,

And you throw your arms around me with a hug.

Then how very closely I must hold you

As you whisper softly, “I love you”.

I’m reminded of my Father’s love for me—

How He wants for me to crawl upon His knee,

And He wants for me to hug Him too.

And to whisper softly, “I love you”.

Little Children, when I hear you as you cry,

And I know your hurt is deep inside.

I just lift you up into my arms,

And I ask the Lord to heal your heart.

I’m reminded of my Father’s love again—

How He wipes away my tears with His hand—

How He comforts me so tenderly,

And He heals the hurt, and strengthens me.

Little children, when I tuck you in your beds,

And I kiss your five sweet sleepyheads,

And I kneel beside you as I pray,

And I thank the Lord for the day.

I’m reminded of the love of my Father—

How He prays for His sons and His daughters,

Through the night, He never even sleeps…

Even in the dark, it’s me He keeps!

~Rita Wisdom

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Oh, how God wants us to whisper to Him that we love Him throughout our busy day. May we remember His great love, and His/our Father’s great love, and keep our hearts burning with our love for Him. May our hearts never grow cold! “We love Him, because He first loved us” (1 John 4:19).

~Mom—I’m so thankful that you are my sweet mother. Thank you for showing me God’s love through your many sacrifices and acts of kindness. You have always blessed me with wonderful birthday gifts, but having you as a mom is truly the best gift of all! Happy Birthday! I’m sending out hugs of love—oh,  and of course, a whispered “I love you!”.

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