Yesterday in the middle of church, my seven year-old, Sydney, and I were writing notes back and forth (kind of like Instant Messaging without computers). This is the first time we had done this together and I didn't really think much of it until she handed me a note with the following:
I love my Father. He loves me. I could never ask for one better than him. I might be bad (sometimes) but he forgives me. He makes rules so I can be safe and that's why I know he loves me.
When I read this, I was incredibly moved and struck by how perfectly this simple message written by a child expressed how I feel about my earthly parents and my Heavenly Father.