Last night, Andrew and I were up because we had slept on and off all day. He asked me to snuggle with him on the sofa, as he watched a military history show. I place a pillow on his hip as he was laying on his side and rested my head on the pillow. I also placed my arm across the pillow. He reached down with his hand and gently rubbed my arm until I fell asleep. It was one of the most loving times we have ever shared. He has never expressed love to me in any tangible way. That tender stroking of my lower arm was so filling to my mother's heart. Before I fell asleep I thanked him repeatedly and expressed how much I deeply love him. Pray that this emerging show of affection/emotion is able to continue and grow in his heart. Pray that I am able to be full of grace, love and slowness in my responses/actions toward him. Pray that our relationship will be deepened and the spark that began will continue to burn. Most importantly, pray for him to be able to likewise take in the love I demonstrate to him.
Romans 8: 28-29: And we know that all things work together for good to those who love God, to those who are the called according to His purpose. For whom He foreknew, He also predestined to be conformed to the image of His Son, that He might be the firstborn among many brethren.
A Mother's heart is always seeking to cultivate love in her child. While the mother-child relationship will change throughout life, a mother is always available to love.