As I look around at all of the gifts for care baskets accumulating and occupying more and more space in our office/playroom, I am reminded that without you, none of this would be here. It’s not something we would have done anyway. Fundraising, shopping for great deals, preparing and delivering care baskets for families with babies/children in the NICU/PICU, is one of our tangible displays of our love for you. A love that, like our souls, will never ever die. I hope I can always find a tangible way to love you for the rest of my life.
When parents experience the death of a child, gone are the days of showing our love for them with cuddles and kisses, with gifts and with phone calls, with tickles and rough housing. Gone are the days of rocking them for hours or playing cars on the floor. So what is a parent to do? We just have to get more creative in how we show our love for our children that we can no longer hold. Some parents start non-profits, some try to change laws, and some leave decorations at their gravesite. As my friend said the other day, we have to do something. After all, how do you love someone so intensely without showing it in someway?
That made me think about my relationship with God. I pray that I would be so deeply in love with Him, that I can’t help but have it pour out of me in tangible ways. Making an invisible God’s love, tangible, for those that cross my path. After all, when we love someone so intensely, it can’t help but show.