Mercy is a momma's girl....although she's turning into a mamita's girl too (mamita means little mama....in other words Faith's girl) . She doesn't want mommy too far out of her sight. She likes to be near me. She sits on the island while I am cooking, she sits in my lap when we are watching movies, she asks to sit beside me (the highly coveted seat) at lunch and dinner. She misses sitting in my lap when we go on car trips. Those pesky US car seat and seat belt laws. :>) She knocks on the door when I am in the bathroom. She comes in when I am in the bathtub just to chat. When she is proud of her work she wants to show it to me and have my approval...even if it is her artistic rendering on the side of my desk or on the wall. She takes a nap in the school room on the couch so she can be near me while she sleeps. When she is hurt she wants me to comfort her and give her a band-aid because that fixes everything. When she is sick she wants me to doctor her. This week she had to get some immunizations and her leg hurt and she wanted me to carry her everywhere. She wants to be right where I am because she knows I'm her momma and that I love her and she loves me right back.
As I thought about that I realized that I am like that with my Heavenly Father. I want to be right where He is. When I hurt I want, I need, His comfort. When I am proud of something I have done, I desire His approval above all others. When I need advice, I want to know what He has to say. When I am weak, I need Him to carry me. When I am tired, I need His strength. When I am empty, I need His Spirit to fill me. I just want to be near Him. To enjoy Him. His strength. I gain security in His presence. When I feel uncertain, I gain confidence in His love....knowing that He loves me despite all my failures...that nothing I do changes His love for me. I pray I never outgrow wanting/needing to be with my Heavenly Father. Right where He is. Close by so He can give me just what I need whether it is correction or comfort.