I first experienced this truth when we had Heather. My heart was so filled with love that I truly worried that I wouldn’t be able to love our second baby as much as I did the first. Then we had Kari and I found that somehow the heart enlarges; there was plenty love to go around for both of my children! I loved them both so much I couldn’t even put it into words…and still do.
I’ve found it to be true again with my grandkids. From the moment Kari and Josh told us we were having a grandchild, I loved that baby. (I know that sounds so wierd/strange, but it’s really true. Still to this day I don’t know exactly how I could love someone I hadn’t even yet seen, but it happened!) We’ve had over three years of watching her grow, change, mature and develop, and we love her so much that I can’t even put it into words. But now our precious little Leo has been added to our lives, and I already love him so much that I’m amazed at how I could love someone whom I’ve only seen for nine days of his life! Somehow my heart has enlarged.
What a wonderful quality to possess as human beings!