One of the best things about being a Mom is when Georgia smiles at me. When she smiles at me first before I even smile at her. When she smiles because she knows I'm her Mommy and she loves me. It's the purest, unadulterated kind of smile and love. It makes my heart melt every time. Seeing those smiles makes all of the hard times, inconveniences and loss of freedom worth it. The love she has for me is the same that God has for me. There are no strings attached, it's the best kind. And God's heart melts when I respond in love to him before he ever 'smiles' at me first. I don't know how often I actually do that and I'm sure God's heart aches for me to respond to him out of pure, unadulterated love more often. It's amazing how many parallels I have come to see between being a parent/having a baby and my relationship with God. I'm sure that's why God decided to give us children, so that we can know him more intimately and understand our relationship with him better.