Becoming a mom changed my life in ways I never expected. It’s completely changed my outlook on God and His love for us. I finally understand the intensity and unconditional nature of a parent’s love.
Recently, I had to discipline my daughter for something that, at the time, I was extremely frustrated with. She cried. She apologized. She wanted to be held and reassured I wasn’t upset with her.
After she fell asleep, I cried because it broke my heart to see her upset, even when I knew correction was necessary. I woke up the next morning thinking about the number of times God had to correct me for something.
I’ve been stubborn. I’ve chosen to make decisions knowing they were wrong. I think about how it must’ve broken His heart because He loves me so much. When you think about someone loving you to that degree, it makes you want to live a life that makes them proud and avoid doing anything that would bring them pain or disappointment.
And the amazing thing about God is that He loves us ALL that way . . . unconditionally. Today I’m thankful for the things He continues to teach me, and for His overwhelming, never-ending, unconditional love!
In addition to her life as a mom, Rachael can be found online at Arabella’s Closet, an eclectic online boutique.
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