Love is many things and comes in many forms. On this day, Valentine’s, there’s no escaping the commercial message. While I don’t get excited about the day myself, (my personal take) there are so many ways to express love, and thankfully, none revolve around a date on the calendar. These are a few of the joys I celebrate.
~ 32 years of marriage: ups, downs, roller-coasters, tears, smiles, joys, kindness. All that, and we still laugh together. We still connect.
~ Love and support for family, and from family: the ties that bind.
~ Watching our son and daughter thrive.
~ Discovering childhood again through the littles, Riley and Jack.
~ Watching our daughter play with her babies, build her family.
~ Seeing the relationships of generations ahead of me…enduring, stabilizing, nurturing.
~ Friendships that have stood the test of time.
~ Faith that grounds and secures. I’m not secure in myself, I’m secure in my relationship. Thank God, and grace.
In honor of the day, here are a few new favorite words:
I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you and I choose both. ~ (Pinterest)
I believe in love at first sight…because I am a mom. ~ (Pinterest)
The problem with love these days is that society has taught the human race to stare at people with their eyes rather than their souls. ~ Christopher Poindexter
True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet. It’s Grandma and Grandpa, who grew old together. ~ (Pinterest)
Eventually, soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place. ~ Robert Brault