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A Heart Wide Open

It's Five Minute Friday when I link up with Lisa-Jo of A Gypsy Mama. We write for five minutes flat on a word given to us this morning.  Our word today is ...WIDE.


My heart was guarded for years.  The years of infertility, the hurt and sadness, the reality caused me to guard my heart.  For years, I dreaded Mother's Day.  But over the years, God has healed my hurting heart.  And He has given me a gift of love for children.

My heart is wide open now.  I didn't know I could have this much love to go around.  But each day as I enter our Pre-K 3 classroom, I can't help but smile as I'm greeted by the little children.

"Oh look, Miss Debbie is here."

They gather around me for hugs.  They call my name and want to share a story with me.  They want my attention as I'm trying to put away my purse and other belongings in my desk.  But I can't help but stop and ...listen.

I silently thank God for giving me this gift.  For opening my heart to this kind of love I never knew was inside of me.  And I give Him thanks for not forgetting my desire for kids.

Yes, He answered my prayer but in a way I didn't expect.  He opened my heart WIDE to love many children.


Blessings and love,

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