Wednesday, July 31, 2013

Overhearing Songs of the Heart

I'm sitting at my computer right now giving my daughter some time to herself (she didn't feel well yesterday and I think I was being too involved as a parent. AKA hovering). One of my favorite things in this life is to listen to her when she has no idea I'm doing it. That is when I see her true self. She's so good at hiding herself, even to her mother. I can see through it, usually, but it still happens. When she's by herself, there's a peace and serenity. No one for her to impress, no one for her to fear. Just her.

Listening to her, I get such peace.

I see through people. I see what people try to hide from me. And when I find a true moment in a person's life, I soak up every ounce of it. Especially with someone I love as much as my daughter. I wish she could be this way all the time. I wish she wasn't so afraid of people. I wish she didn't already have a mask she wears. I love the girl behind the mask. It really cuts me deep when she hides behind it, when she sells out her core values in order to feel accepted. Ranger and I do it, too (me, not so much anymore. I'm working on it tirelessly), and I don't want that for her.

Right now, she's singing Primary songs, and my heart sings in response.

"Heavenly Father, are you really there?"

Yes, child! Ask that question! I want you to know.

"And do you hear and answer every child's prayer?"

I sure hope so. Especially your prayers you don't know you're praying.

"You are his child. His love now surrounds you."

Stay there, my daughter. Stay in His love. It'll go everywhere with you. Even where I can't.

"Of such is the Kingdom, the Kingdom of Heaven."

Yes. Yes, it is. 



1 comment:

  1. So sweet. Sometimes I wish I could just sit on the side lines and watch my kids live and not have to be involved... That sounds kind of weird... but hopefully you know what I mean. :) And great job on the praxis test! That is awesome!

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