Good, good things still hurt 

Sometimes your heart breaks wide open but for good reasons. And even though they are good, good things – they still hurt. They still rip you wide open and expose every fiber of your soul. 

Moms of seniors. 

Moms of kindergarteners. 

Moms whose babies are leaving for college or the military. 

Empty nesters 

God has your heart, and He has you. 

This is my niece’s senior year. The first granddaughter. The first niece. The first baby. It will be a year of firsts and a year of lasts. It will be a year of moments that culminate into one huge rite of passage. 

You’ve spent the majority of your life watching this tiny human grow, learn, and become this amazing person. It makes your heart swell with pride. You are beyond excited for who they are becoming and the journey that life is taking them on. 

Don’t you know that’s how God feels about us? Don’t you know that’s how He looks down on us — with pride and adoration — with His heart on the verge of exploding. I don’t think we will ever understand the magnitude of love that God has for his “babies”. I am certain He is one proud Daddy. 

“I have no greater joy than to hear that my children are walking in the truth.” – 3 John 1:4

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