Anyone who’s had a child or been a child has most likely heard or used the phrase, “They’re your favorite!” once or twice in their lives. It happened in my house since I was a child; I would constantly tell my mom that I thought my little brother, Jon, was her favorite.
My children carry on this tradition today. Just recently, there was back and forth antics on Facebook over who was my favorite with even McKenna’s best friend, Nevada, getting in the mix saying she was sure that SHE was the one that was the favorite! There’s no winning no matter what you say!
The truth is, I love all of my children equally and yet differently. I love McKenna’s perseverance. I love Peyton’s tenacity. I love Rylan’s independence. They’re each unique in their situations and each has had their own trials and tribulations. I have to mold the love I have for them in ways that speak specifically to their hearts. The way for McKenna is different than the way for Peyton.
God also loves us in this unique way. We are each His children. He doesn’t love one more than the other. But just like our children have their own little nuances, God’s children need different kinds of ways sometimes to see God’s love for them. I believe He recognizes this in His children shows us His love in individual ways that we can feel and see that are known to us. It’s beautiful, really, that He loves us equally but differently.
This Mother’s Day, celebrate the uniqueness that is you to your mother and the specialness that is your child to you! Happy Mother’s Day to every favorite mom out there from your favorite children!
P.S. Happy Mother’s Day, Mom, from your TRUE favorite child!