In the beginning, God created a creature from the rib of the man He had previously created. Created and shaped by a Divine Hand, this creature was exquisitely designed. The very first thing noticeable about this creature was the big heart that it had. Though physically small compared to other organs, it had more capacity than any other part of the body. It had regular beats of about 78 times a minute, and not a beat passed that it didn’t contain within its chambers enough love to hold any size family within its walls.
Love seemed to flow out its eyes as it held the new-born baby close to its breast and from that moment forward, this creature would give its very life to protect this new offspring (and any that came later).
The creature’s hearing was acute and could hear the tiniest cry; but the most amazing thing was that it seemed to be able to hear even the heart-cry of the tiny life that came from its own body. This ability increased as the little one grew and began to appear to push away from its parent creature. Distance didn’t matter; somehow the creature just ‘knew’ when the now grown-up little one had a crying heart and was always available with a shoulder that was just the right size for the head of the broken heart.
Love found its way down the body of the creature to its arms which were always open with warm hugs to chase away the cold cruel world that invaded the life of the creature’s offspring. These arms could turn out pans of chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate or warm soup at any hour of the day or night to warm the chill of the hurting one.
The creature’s lap was just the right size to hold the little one until it’s own lap was big enough to hold the creature. When the lap couldn’t hold it any longer, the loving arms were always available with unlimited, unconditional love.
Love found its way from the big heart to the creatures legs which would run errands, provide taxi service, jump up and cheer when one of its own scored a point at a game, stand in front of stoves and turn out nourishing meals, run at the cry of its offspring, and just ‘be there’ wherever that might be and whenever it was needed.
God sure did know what He was doing when He created this special creature with the big heart full of love and gave it the appropriate name of --
In memory of a wonderful created being,
Lillie Mae Adams, my Mother!
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(This article was first published by special invitation on Patricia’s website,
“Joy for All.”)