She had been watching teachers, parents, and kids shop for school in a local store and began asking everyone hanging out in the school supply aisles just what kids needed for school now days. From that conversation she began compiling a list. Several of the things she wrote down are familiar to us....pencils with erasers, backpacks for books and notes from teachers, a public library card, and someone to get them to school on time. But then she went on to share some other important "supplies" that they would need . A child needs:
Someone who beams at them when they enter a room.
Someone to love them unconditionally. Period.
Someone to be there to welcome them home, to laugh at their jokes, answer their questions, and listen...really listen to what they have to say.
I left childhood behind a long time ago, but I know I need these things too. Don't we all? Many of you, like me, have a special someone in your life who beams when you enter a room, loves you unconditionally, welcomes you home, laughs at your jokes, answers your questions, and listens....really listen when you speak. We pray that blessing for every child and adult!
More importantly, we have a loving Heavenly Father who beams at us, loves us unconditionally, and will some day welcome us home. A Father who answers our questions and listens intently to what we have to say. A Papa God who delights in us. We are blessed.
"The Lord your God is with you. He is mighty to save.
He will quiet you with His love.
He takes great delight in you.
He rejoices over you with singing."