I always tell people that marriage taught me how much I need a Savior, and motherhood has taught me how much my Savior loves me. Suddenly, I see life through a totally different perspective. I look at my child and more than anything, I want her to know that I love her. That’s she’s secure. That she her worth is not based on her behavior or her appearance or anything she can accomplish. She can’t earn my love. I love her simply because she’s mine.
The following are life lessons I’ve been teaching Wrenn, that are really also teaching me:
It’s okay to be angry, but you still must be kind.
It’s okay to be sad, but you still must be kind.
God loves you even when you make bad choices.
I forgive you, and God forgives you.
When something’s wrong, stop everything and pray.
Kind words are not enough. You must also use a kind voice and a kind face.
Our choices have consequences. But I will always forgive you.
God cares about the tiniest details.
Tomorrow is a new day.
Oh, if only I could remember these truths when I look to my own Father, and think about how much He loves me. Not based on my performance. Or anything, rather, that I could ever do to earn his love. He loves me simply because I’m His.