It was dark and getting late. I felt teary eyed. Earlier in the day I watched a movie where a frantic Mom loses her daughter. Thinking about the pain a parent would feel from their child’s death was too much for me to bear. In the moment I felt incredible sadness knowing that so many beautiful souls have faced this unthinkable pain. I did the only thing I could, I prayed.
In my prayer I asked with all the pain there is in the world, I know there is unconditional love, please help me feel that. In Eat, Pray, Love Elizabeth Gilbert speaks of feeling God’s infinite love, being in the palm of his hand during a meditation. My heart was sad and wanted to feel this love, to be reassured that all is OK. I specifically said, “God, please let me feel your unconditional love.”
I took a deep breath in and out. As I began my second breath, my daughter who I thought had already drifted off to sleep took my face in her tiny palm and kissed me. I knew with every fiber of my being that the timing was no coincidence.
Through my daughter’s jester of gently holding my face, and her sweet kiss, I felt God’s unconditional love. In that moment not only did I feel the love I was seeking, I faced a powerful reminder.
If you need something ask.
Never be afraid to ask!