My mom has recently been holding a competition with my 3yo niece to see who misses more people…
Ava: I miss my mommy.
Grandma: I miss your daddy.
Ava: I miss sissy.
Grandma: I miss Aunt Jackie.
Ava [bursting into tears]: OH! I miss Aunt Jackie, too! When is she coming to visit again?
“Prayer is the light of the spirit, and the spirit, raised up to heaven by prayer, clings to God with the utmost tenderness. Like a child crying tearfully for its mother, it craves the milk that God provides. Prayer also stands before God as an honored ambassador. It gives joy to the spirit, peace to the heart. I speak of prayer, not words. It is the longing for God, love to deep for words, a gift not given by humans, but by God’s grace.”
~ John Chrysostom