Was it what they were doing that made me smile? Was it the setting that made me smile? I don't think so, because it has happened many other times before that and since then. The reason I was smiling is because they were my kids, and I love them. Not for what they have done, or what they have given me, or how good they are. I love them for the mere fact that they are my children.
Through these times of watching my kids, God has given me a small glimpse about how he feels for me. He loves me because I am his Child. It is not because of what I do, or what I give him, or what I accomplish, it is solely because I am his Child.
As I get that glimpse of God's love for me, it stirs in me a love for Him that I cannot always understand. I can only love God in response to his deep, filling, Love for me.