Saturday, September 12, 2009

Sanctification through Motherhood Part III (and why I live wireless)

Why I love wireless – I am sitting outside on our front porch while Donald is at work (sweet, wonderful hubby working on a Saturday so I can stay at home – for now, one day at a time!) and Abi is sleeping.  It is raining and I am blogging.  Ahhhh, this is relaxation. 

The main idea for this post – Abi loves well.  It is a blessing to watch her.  It is an action.  It is active, not passive.  She is intentional.  It is more pure than most types of love that I see.  Today we went to the library to kill the last hour or so before lunch (we needed to get out of the house – we had cabin fever with all the rain!) and Abi headed straight for the mini stairs that they have there.  Insert groan from me – I have a love-hate relationship with those stairs.  Two other “big kids” came and sat on the ledge by the big window and started reading to each other (which was super sweet to watch).  So, Abi just walked over to them (somewhat timidly) and sat down and gently placed her hand on the girls leg and listened.  So sweet.  Melt my heart.  And make me think. 

She’s done this before.  Often.  I think that many children have this beautiful capacity to freely love.  Smiling at strangers.  Smiling and being genuine to those that society turns their heads from.  Reminders of love.  Thank you, my Abi.