The Love of a Child

"It is not a slight thing when they, who are so fresh from God, love us." ~Charles Dickens

The love of a child is a precious thing. I am thinking of the times I arrive at the homes of our grandchildren and am greeted at the door with a shining face and the world's biggest smile and a huge hug with "Grandma's here!" ringing in my ears. I am thinking of the times when I run into our Primary children somewhere other than church and see the light in their faces as someone says, "It's Sister Mason!" I am remembering the smiles of the neighbor children that I spend each weekday afternoon with. I am thinking of the sweetness of the feelings I have for each of those wonderful children that are such an important part of my life.

They are, even as they grow older, so much nearer to the presence of God than I, at my age am. I feel that divinity in them as I work with them, grow to know them and love them. It's such a blessing and gift to me to be able to be part of the lives of these precious little ones.

And it is surely not a slight thing to be loved by them.


Suzanne said...

One of life's greatest honors is to be loved. Can't wait to see my little grandkiddos this and next month!

jacs said...

That was perfect. I loved this post. I love the quote. I love the perspective. Thank you.

100 Percent Cottam said...

they are lucky to have you! :)

Natalie Scott said...

The love of children is the most validating thing in the world!

My Little Spoons said...

You have a gift! You love these kids so much, and it shows in their bright, shiny faces. It is such a gift to be loved by a child. :)