This post was written by Sarah and Jason for Westminster Presbyterian Church's blog.
"I believe in God, the Father Almighty, the Maker of heaven and earth..."
I've recited the Apostles' Creed many times, and I've addressed God as Father (and Mother), but I didn't truly grasp the meaning of God as my parent until after Julian and Joshua were born. They were only a few days old and I was up in the middle of the night feeding one of them. Though I was groggy and longing for sleep, I felt overcome with a wave of love for the little boy in my arms (and his brother who would soon wake up for his own bottle), and I realized that this is the same love that God has for me, his daughter.
Moments after the boys were born, as I watched their grandparents meet them for the first time, I said that it was crazy how much I already loved them. I hadn't gotten to see their personalities yet. They hadn't done anything to earn my love. I love them simply because they are Joshua David and Julian Daniel Freyer. I love them because they are our sons. That's the kind of love God has for me, for us -- unconditional, all encompassing love. That is crazy.