I came home from an errand yesterday and when I arrived, I was welcomed by two boys, happily running towards me, screaming in excitement. “Mama!” “Mama!” My toddler was even literally jumping in delight! They were so happy to see their mom and I could truly feel how I was missed, even if I was just away for a few hours.
I must admit, a happy scene like that one sometimes scares me to realize how I matter to my little boys. Although my heart beams in joy and gratitude to be the apple of my children’s eyes, it makes me understand a big fact: Because they are always with me, they watch how I live my life.
Reading my daily devotion, this morning, I randomly opened to this page. It says:
Their Children will see it and be joyful;
Their hearts will rejoice with the Lord.
The “it” in the verse may speak about our hearts as moms. “The children will see our hearts and be joyful.” And in return, “Our children’s hearts will be joyful with the Lord.”
Such a beautiful verse to remind us moms that we should be watchful with our words and actions because there are precious little beings that look up to us, that watch us every step of the way. While our kids are this young and while they love to stick with us all the time, may we be able to demonstrate a beautiful heart!
I pray that I’ll be able to live my life with a loving heart. I pray that my kids will get to see mom’s heart as a joyful one who loves God, and who loves them dearly.
May my flaws don’t get in the way of raising beautiful kids. May they be able to see a heart that shines. A blessed Sunday, everyone!