Wednesday, November 28, 2012

of love and vomit

I picked up my youngest child from his crib this morning. He was covered in vomit. I cleaned him off and then put him in the tub and cleaned some more.  The smell still lingered, though disguised pretty well by the Johnson & Johnson's with which he was scrubbed.

As I held him close today all I could think of was how much I loved him and how much I would clean the puke off every day if that is what I needed to do.

I did not stop loving him because of the mess, but I couldn't let him stay that way. To ignore it would have not been love.

5 comments:

  1. Poor little guy! Feel better soon, Bugaboo. Love the extra cuddle time, Mama.

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  2. Can't help but think of how this parallels how God sees us sometimes - covered in vomit. But He doesn't stop loving us either because of the mess nor does He ignore what needs to be corrected because that is not love.

    I hope everyone is on the mend soon!!

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  3. I, too, saw the parallel of my Loving Father cleaning me up of the puke in my life. Thank you, LORD, for Amanda showing us your love through her life. And LORD, please let her little one feel better soon.

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  4. and my three year old woke up in barf this morning. I felt close to God when I was cleaning him up and I think you put the reason why I felt that way into words.
    Hope he's feeling better!!

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  5. Awww poor kid! I really hope he's feeling better. I loved your last few sentences. It does remind me of the love God has for us . . . . that He wouldn't allow us to stay in our "vomit" even while he loves us in spite of it.....but he also does not allow us to STAY in it. Great analogy. God bless!

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