Two months ago, I had the opportunity to write my first ever guest blog post, “I Hold You,” on the lovely and wise Sally Breen’s blog, Stories from the She Shed. Sally is the co-founder of 3DM, and I’m blessed to be able to work with her and her husband, Mike. Here is an excerpt from my guest post:
“As a parent of two small children, I’m learning about God’s love in ways that were completely foreign to me prior to becoming a mother.
My 2.5-year-old son, Levi, says the most darling phrases. When he wants me to pick him up, he’ll whine, “I hold you, Mommy. Mommy, hold you!” sometimes through tears. For both Levi and my 1-year-old daughter, Alexia, being held by Mommy or Daddy can turn tears into smiles. Just like my children need me to cuddle them close to feel at peace, I need to feel our Heavenly Father’s embrace—to abide in Him.
And while Levi doesn’t think he’s saying anything profound, oftentimes he says, “I hold you, Mommy,” at a poignant time when I’m falling apart. It’s in these moments, I know God is speaking to me, reminding me how near He really is. He’s holding me.”
This post was inspired by a friend’s Facebook post about the cute sayings of her two-year-old daughter and the song, “Just Be Held,” by Casting Crowns, which I’ve included below for your listening pleasure.