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For great is His love toward us, and the faithfulness of the Lord endures forever. Praise the Lord! Psalm 117:2
As soon as I had kids, I began saying goodnight to them the same way my mother’s been saying goodnight to my siblings and me ever since we were little: “Good night. God bless you. See you in the morning. I love you.” At the age of ten, my daughter, Jocelyn, has taken it upon herself to carry the torch. She searches out her two older brothers before bed and hugs and kisses them, saying the same exact thing.
Most times, they’re not receptive. They’re teen boys, after all. Regardless, Jocelyn keeps hugging, kissing and repeating the bedtime saying. In fact, recently, she’s morphed the wording a bit so she can do it again every morning before she goes off to school. Even when her brothers barely tolerate it, it’s still such a sweet thing to witness.
On the way up to the bus stop the other day, I told her how proud I was of her for doing it. Any other little girl would have thrown in the towel long ago. I explained that she was living out how true love never gives up. Her response was incredible.
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God bless Jocelyn for her relentless love for her brothers! She is an amazing young lady with a huge heart–much like her Mother!! xoxo
Thanks Mom! But I would say she’s much more like her grandmother. 🙂
Great to hear the love of God – growing in your kids. The True Love of God never perish.
Amen! Thanks for always reading. Blessings to you Dariush!
Profound, touching, uplifting … and through beautiful Jocelyn’s relentless and faithful love for her brothers we are shown once again the truth of God’s faithful Love for us, even when we act indifferently. Jocelyn is God’s Gift to her brothers, her parents and to those of us blessed to hear from you, Claire, those inspiring moments in her young life when she’s manifesting God’s Love so deeply planted within her. I have every assurance that her brothers, deep within their own spirits, even if they can’t show it now at their vulnerable time of life, do appreciate and love Jocelyn and will , as they mature more, openly express their love for Jocelyn.
I couldn’t agree more Jackie! Jocelyn is a true gift. Her soul is like a window to God. How lucky am I that I get to look through that every day?!