We just welcomed a new grandbaby into our lives. I am now Mimi to three precious little ones, and I’m having so much fun watching my children as parents.
I wish my adult children could know how incredibly proud I am of them—witnessing how they treat the completely dependent, helpless, new life with such tenderness and seeing their attentiveness to every detail of their baby’s needs. They wear their new responsibility well.
I also ache for them. It’s hard to see them exhausted and struggling with those early days of parenthood. As parents, we’ve all experienced the same confusion, doubts, and concerns when we couldn’t figure out why our child was crying, why he wouldn’t eat, and why he wouldn’t sleep.
I wish I could make it easier for my son and his wife—the newest parents in our clan. And when I feel that gut-wrenching motherly tug on my insides, I’m reminded that God feels the same for each one of us.
He aches for us when He sees us struggle. When doubts and confusion cloud our thoughts, He longs to give us peace. And when we’re exhausted and ready to collapse, He wants to give us rest.
“Come to Me, all who are weary and heavy-laden, and I will give you rest. Take My yoke upon you, and learn from Me, for I am gentle and humble in heart; and you shall find rest for your souls. For My yoke is easy, and My load is light.” (Matthew 11:28-30)