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love never fails

Love is patient.

Love is kind.

Love does not envy.

It does not boast. It is not proud.

Love is not rude.

It is not self seeking.

Love is not easily angered.

Love keeps no record of wrongs.

It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

Love never fails.
(1 Corinthians 13)

Of all my beautiful children, this little guy, my six year old, has surprised me the most.  His love for Hailee and Harper is such a beautiful thing. He loves them totally and completely unconditionally. He sees no differences in them, but accepts these two little girls just the way they are.

Recently [all on his own] he has decided that affirmation is definitely what the girls need.  From the time Cade wakes in the morning, until he falls asleep at night, he showers Hailee and Harper with words of praise and love.

“Hailee, you are such a beauty.”

“Harper, I love you.”

“Hailee, You are sooooo cute.”

“Harper, look how sweet you are.”

“I love you so much, Hailee.”

“You are so beautiful, Harper.”

This is the kind of thing that totally fills my love tank to overflowing.  I don’t care about big houses and fancy cars, diamonds don’t mean a thing and the gold can sit in someone elses closet–this right here is what takes my breath away.  This is what matters to me most of all in this life…that my children know in their hearts what it means to LOVE another human being sacrificially.

Isn’t it amazing how much we can learn from our children? They teach me all the time what unconditional love truly is.  Even when I am at my worst, they adore me.  Even when my tongue is quick to say the wrong thing, and when I am impatient and unkind–they forgive me.  Too often my love fails. Yet, their sweet hugs are never withheld.  Their tender touch is always near. They wait with open arms always. They teach me more about having child-like faith than anything or anyone ever has or ever will.

Children truly are such a blessing from the Lord. The way God knits families together is such an amazing thing to me.

People will always fail us, they will always let us down, but His love never, ever fails.

I am so thankful for His unfailing love today.

Also so very thankful for your sweet encouragement in my last post.  It means the world to me.  Really.