“It’s your unlimited power to care and to love that can
make the biggest difference in the quality of your life.” – Anthony Robbins
There is this reoccurring comment that I always hear when women have babies – that they knew they would love their baby, but they never knew that they would love them like this.
I didn’t exactly “get it” until I moved to Haiti and realized that there is something to be said about this love that allows me to love children who are not my own. Not just love them, but feel a way that I didn’t know possible. I never knew that this capacity of love existed within my heart. I didn’t know that I was capable of it.
I find myself burdened deep in my spirit by the things that burden them.
The big things that changed their lives forever and the small things that seem to be changing their lives for a moment (because to them, it’s all that important).
I know what it feels like for someone to love me that way. By choice. And the impact that it had on my life will never be fully known.
And most, I am overwhelmed at the fact that this capacity never finds it’s limit.
Just when I think I’m loving a lot, a little Haitian kid comes crawling into my lap and all is right with the world again. I begin to causally pray and I hurt knowing the things that are hurting them.
This is the love that Christ called “unfailing.”
And it is THIS that I never want to forget.
I am 24 years old, I am not married, and I have no children. But I can confidently tell you that in this moment, as my heart is overwhelmed beyond expression, that I am currently experiencing motherhood.
And it is changing my life.