But nothing and no one can take away the tons of love that have been heaped on this heart of mine by my dear parents. And the greatest thing with which they blessed me was their fostering a deep love in me for my Lord. And He is working overtime to keep my heart from turning just as mean as the bullies, for it is so tempting to retaliate at their tacky level, but God reminds me my true inheritance lies in Him, in Heaven, protected forever.
Life really is about love, and when people lose that, they are really quite pathetic. I am so very thankful that I have been well-loved by parents who lived a lifetime of keeping their hearts centered in God, with deep love, strong character, and humble demeanor. What a legacy I have been given. May I be true to my roots and not get caught up in the free-for-all that I am watching and by which I am being hurt.
May I ever remember how truly blessed I have been, and the many responsibilities that come with such blessing. Here is the devotional below that goes with the above picture. It has helped me today.
With death..., with the loss of those we love..., come other losses we would never expect, and I am going through some of those losses right now as I must face head-on the lack of love in some of those I love very much, but they have lost themselves, lost their way, and are caught up in something that will never bring them satisfaction; it may even destroy them. And that is sad, so very sad.
Picture and Devotional, thanks to 365Promises (dot) com