When is the last time you read a Facebook post that just took your breath away? Or how about one that brought you to happy tears? This is exactly what happened to me the other day when I saw a post by my niece, Jaeme.
Jaeme is a 30-something, wife, mother of three, business owner, Tough Mudder maniac, workout queen, she teaches the children at church on Wednesday night and is a disciple of Jesus Christ!
Jaeme tells me that each night she and her 5-year-old son, Ace, play a game about “who loves the other one more.” The “winner” loves the other one more!
ACE WINS! It is no contest in my book when Ace told his mother:
“Mama, I love you just less than Jesus loves you and no one can love you as much as Jesus so there’s no way you can love me more than I love you.” ❤️
Jaeme wrote on Facebook: “Not sure what I did to deserve this kid but I thank the Lord for him every day.”
I surely don’t have all the answers but I know this: children are little sponges and Ace is soaking up that which he is surrounded with – the love of Jesus!
Jesus said, “Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of heaven belongs to such as these.”
I think raising children is hard. Growing up I always saw myself as a wife and a mother. It was my heart’s desire. I love being a mother to my two sons and my four stepchildren, and grandmother to my 8 grandchildren and 2 great-grandchildren. I thank God every day for those kids and my extraordinary Jesus-loving husband. But I see the struggles of young people today and realize it is hard to live in a world that is pushing in on all sides.
Kudos Jaeme and Brian for modeling the love of Jesus to your children and all of us who know you!
Train up a child in the way he should go;
even when he is old he will not depart from it.