It’s fierce. It’s powerful. It’s overwhelming. It’s overtaking. It’s strong.
And many times it has me in tears.
When I look at this boy in my arms, I am so overwhelmed. As he looks at me and smiles, my eyes well up with tears and I ask myself how just looking at this little one can bring me to tears.
It’s this intense kind of love that not even I can understand the depth of it. I just know I love this little man more than words can say. There’s this connection that is between the two of us that no words can explain.
Then there’s my husband. I love him so much. When I married him I didn’t think I could ever love him more than I already did. I didn’t think it was possible to love any one human as much as I loved him.
Then we brought a child into this world together. I may have gone through labor for that boy. I may have lay on a table and had to get cut open for that boy. But we brought that child into the world together. My husband was by my side, groggy eyed, anxious, and stomach empty he didn’t leave my side. He cried with me, he held my hand, he supported me. And I loved him more than I ever have before. I didn’t even think that was possible.
The love I had for my husband was taken to an entirely new level when we brought a baby into this world.
The love I have for my son overwhelms me so much.
Then I stop and think. I look at them and realize there is a love that is greater than the love I have for them. God loves me more than I love either of these two guys.
I am speechless. I am brought to tears over this truth.
I can’t even explain in words the love I feel for these two. I don’t even see how love can be greater than that.
But love is.
Love from a heavenly Father is far greater. The love my Father has for me is far greater than the love I could offer anyone. This love sends His son to die on the cross for an undeserving me. This love wraps His arms around me when I need it most. This love laughs at all my jokes and listens to me talk even when I’ve talked all night long. This love never gets tired of who I am, because who I am is because of Him.
I am so undeserving of this love. Yet, He still loves me.