The love that a mother (and father) feel toward their, hopoed for and already loved unborn child ia so tender and pure.
The child has done nothing yet to earn or work for that love.
They are just, simply, and deeply loved.
Then come sleepless nights, messy diapers, teething, lying. and the terrible two's.
It's love... just not "tender" love like it was when the baby was still in the womb.
It hadn't done anything wrong, yet and until...
God will be teaching us a lot about excercising "tender" mercy.
Lovingkindness, like it was before everything got crazy.
For those of us who are born again this is a lifetime calling and challenge.
It can be hard at times but it is so worth the growing pains!