I love everything about children and cannot wait to be a mother some day! When it comes down to it, there is one main reason why I love children and why the little kiddos I am blessed to know teach me so many things, and inspire me to be more like them.
Children love unconditionally, without judgement, without concern, and with their whole beings
Nothing can replace the feeling I feel when my Goddaughter runs into my arms and screams my name. At that moment, all that matters is that she is seeing me and I am there to be with her. She knows very little about me, being only four years old, but she knows that she loves me. Incredibly simple + beautiful. This goes for any children in my life that I know and adore. When you are with them all they care about is that you are with them! All else falls to the side and they are content to have you there. I could be having the worse day, the longest day, I could be tired, exhausted, and grumpy. But, when I see one of my favorite little ones, none of that matters. To them, you are their world and you can do no wrong. It is a judgement free and worry free zone. It is just you and them, content yet overjoyed.
How many things in life to we honestly get THAT excited for and have an absolute elation for? Is there ever a time where you have been that content just to be in the presence of someone else? If we are comparing the pure innocence that children feel for things which they love, I cannot think of one thing in my life that matches that to its fullest, but seldom things even come close.
Below is a song I heard many years ago and it has stuck with me since. It is a simple song with powerful lyrics. I hope that it can touch you in some way as you reflect on its words and what they mean to you and what having childlike faith + abandonment is truly all about.