My alarm goes off at 6:15 this morning, I roll over hit snooze to catch five more minutes of sleep before I need to get up and get ready for my class at Creighton. It’s the last day I have to wake up and be at Creighton by 7:30am for my Weight Training class for this semester. Finals are next week! Yeah! I’m just as excited for finals as my students!
Before I step out of bed, I check my emails on my iPhone. For some reason I do this in the morning, as if there’s something urgent enough that I need to read before my foot hits the floor to get out of bed. That has yet to happen! An email that I came across was in my gmail account. It’s an account I don’t use too often but I do check it. The email was from the library. ”Why are they sending me a notification email?” I think to myself. I scroll down and see it’s for my daughter, she has a late book. Keep in mind she’s not even one and a half! I HATE late fines! I’m passion about it, just ask my husband. So, she has a late book. Good thing her account can’t accrue late charges, whew, I was relieved but still surprised that it didn’t get dropped off with the other stacks of books we checked out for her. No big deal, I’ll just go look in her toy box. Sure enough, there it was, “I Spy Little Toys” by Jean Marzollo.
As I’m getting ready for work, I think back to the thoughts I had when I scrolled down in that email and saw my daughter’s name. Her dad and I agreed upon that name when we found out we had a baby girl (in the operating room, c-section). Granted we just had one girl name picked out. As I read her name, a sense of motherly pride came over me. She’s my (our) daughter! She depends on me (us). She belongs to me (us), not in a thing or a piece of property kind of way, but she belongs to us. God gave her to us to raise and to love. We’ve also given her back to the Lord. She’s His and has been dedicated to our loving Father. It says in 1 Peter 2:9, “But you are a chosen people, royal priesthood, a holy nation, God’s special possession, that you may declare the praises of him who called you out of darkness into his wonderful light.” A sense of joy overcame me. She is my (our) legacy, our offspring. As I was pondering how great it is to be my daughter’s mother, the Lord whispered to me, “I feel that same way when I see your name too.” Wow, a God moment! I’ve been given a little glimpse of the Father’s love for me. He has that same love for me that I have for my daughter, AND EVEN MORE!!! What a Great God He is! Thank you, Jesus, for Your love today! I just thought I would share that with you all. Know that our Father in Heaven is a Great God and He loves you…in a radical and personal way!
I’m beginning to think that the book was all a part of God’s way of telling me that He loved me this morning! Wow! Bible study at the HUB was A-mazing today too!