I love because He first loved me

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I love where I am.  I love being in my home with my family, my cat, my blankets, and my coffee and tea stash.  I love being near to my bedroom, a couple of steps away from a good nap.  I love being able to go into my backyard and lay on the grass with my daughter while she squishes ladybugs.  I love waking up in the morning and walking downstairs to see my husband drinking his coffee at our dining room table.  I love how the sun shines into the kitchen a two o’clock in the afternoon and my kitty bathes in the sun spots on the linoleum.  I love looking into my husbands eyes when he gets home from work.  I love having a hot shower and rinsing off the day right before I head to bed to be with my best friend until the morning hours.

And the things that I take for granted but I know I love them are these things:  being woken up by my daughter at seven o’clock in the morning, sharp.  I love waiting for my husband to get comfortable before we watch a movie together.  I love writing my to-do list on my white board and then feeling the satisfaction of wiping it off at the end of the day.  I love getting packages, even if it means me answering the door in my pajamas and undone hair.  I love reheating my coffee and taking the first sip, warming me up from the inside out.  I love hearing my daughters little whimpers when she wakes up from her nap.  I love walking into her bedroom and finding her waiting for me with her goofy little grin and her smiley eyes.  I love getting phone calls.  I love visiting with my brother.  I love when my sister comes over to my house and immediately looks for cookies.  I love watching my mom be goofy with her granddaughter.  I love that I have a relationship with my family.  I love when people open up to me.

I love looking for answers to questions and having to go to Jesus for it all.  I love giving thanks to Jesus for the life He has given me.  I love seeing this life in a new way because of Him.  I love that I need Him and that I can’t love or live without Him.  I love that I am a child of God.  I love that I have a new name and a new identity.  I love that I am sober.  I love that I am happy and full of joy.  I love that I do not live in fear or shame.  Yes, I love where I am.

The things I love are obvious.  And I love that they are obvious.

 

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