Archive for April 8th, 2011

Our Children Bring Us Closer to God

April 8, 2011

When I was younger, I thought I knew what love was. Then my daughter was born. As I held her in my arms, I realized I had known as much about love as I did about eighteenth-century Latvian architecture. And I intuitively understood how having children brings us closer to God.

As soon as you become a parent, you have a greater understanding of and appreciation for divine love. I’ve been told that God’s love is absolute, unconditional and eternal. Check, check and check.

Michiko and her daughter, Kimi

I recently interviewed Michiko, a woman whose four-year-old daughter, Kimi, is battling cancer. She told me:

When I talk to people who don’t have kids, I just laugh because they don’t understand. It’s like a secret we have; I want to tell it to them but I can’t because they won’t believe me. You have no (more…)