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Living beloved

What does it mean that God tenderly loves and cherishes us?

I ring the doorbell and wait — but not for long. Soon I hear the pounding of little feet running on wood floors, accompanied by screams of delight, "Grandma Sonia is here!

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During those few seconds of waiting, joy rises within me. The door opens and five pairs of arms reach for hugs. What delight I feel every Saturday when this scene repeats itself. What love fills my heart as I hold these beautiful little children of my child. What yearnings I feel for them and for their health and well-being.


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