Friday, February 20, 2015

Love is...Valentine's Day(belated)

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.

I recently listened to a talk at our church about perfect love.  It makes one think, that's for sure.  I wonder if all those who say "I Do" really think about love.  I'm sure re-thinking that.  My husband and I have been married for 36 years, over the years our relationship has been altered
, we've become parents, caregivers and a whole lot of different roles.  Have we always been friends, not sure!  SOMETIMES!  we all feel discouraged.  I'm not sure I'm always patient, I hope I'm kind, ENVY, do I boast, or am I proud.  I hope I don't dishonour, or that I'm not self-seeking, I KNOW I'm easily angered, and I've stopped recording wrongs, the list just became too long... Can you imagine if on Valentine's day instead of worrying about what I'm getting we sat down and thought all this through, what gift could we give each other.  I'm just say...  Hope your Valentine's Day was lovely.  

We, all my Valentine's and I, spent our day at a funeral for a family member.  Oddly enough, some twenty years ago, same family member, we spent Valentine's Day at his wedding.  Talk about a mix of emotions.  Anyway my Valentine gave me a lively tea cup filled with chocolates, which I'm sure he enjoyed. 

6 comments:

bermudaonion said...

So sorry for your loss.

Jenny said...

You speak wise words, dear Irene. How poignant to attend the funeral over the Valentine's Day holiday, of someone whose wedding you witnessed at the same time only 20 years ago. Life is strangely parallel sometimes. I hope you are staying warm and cozy. xoxo

At Rivercrest Cottage said...

If you got the teacup and he got the chocolate, then you got the better deal. A moment on the lips, forever on the hips...

Margaret @ BooksPlease said...

What a day of mixed emotions that must have been! My Valentine's Day was lovely.

Nise' said...

I am sorry for your family's loss.

Trish said...

I'm sorry to hear about your friend, Irene. And love is a funny thing--I feel incredibly blessed to have such a strong love for my husband (and I assume he does for me), but we've had our moments. I think that what needs to be stressed more than love is respect and compromise! Ha!

Hope you are well sweet friend.

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