One afternoon, baby Luke was interfering with a building project of Lindsay’s. She had spent a lot of time working and re-working a train track. When Luke got up from his nap, he wanted to play too, much to the frustration of his big sister. I reminded Lindsay that this was the baby she had longed and prayed for. Without hesitation, she replied, “That’s not the baby I prayed for! I prayed for a baby sister!”
I am convinced that nobody can fully understand a parent’s love until one becomes a parent him/herself. There is nothing like that special bond between a child and his parent. From the time I was a little girl, I had always wanted to be a mommy. I loved babysitting, working in the church nursery, and holding babies.
At 23, I married my college sweetheart and moved to Wake Forest, NC, where he began seminary. When we moved to Virginia five years later to begin ministering in our first church, we felt the time was right to begin a family. The Lord blessed us with a quick pregnancy and it was love from the first wiggles in the womb! Our Lindsay Kamryn was born on April 7, 2000. Our two boys followed: Logan Cameron on May 31, 2002 and Lukas Neal on August 7, 2006.
Through these three precious blessings, the Lord has taught me so much about His love. I love my children with a love I never knew I had. It’s a protective, loving, nurturing, God given love. To think that God’s love for me is even deeper and wider than the love I have for my own children absolutely amazes me. Though I cannot understand His Amazing Love, I know that I am very thankful for it. His love gave way for Jesus. And Jesus gave way for eternal life.