Thursday, November 11, 2010

Love Is

My ten year wedding anniversary is coming up.  While on a recent flight to a family wedding I was given much time to ponder love, or rather what it means to love someone with all your heart and soul and for that person to love you back - completely and without reservation.  What does it mean to commit yourself to one person for the rest of your life? I don't believe love can be defined as it is ever changing forms.  Love just is.
Ask a mother of a newborn child and she may say love is miraculous.

Ask a couple on their wedding day and they may say love is bliss!

Ask a mother sending her child on their first day of kindergarten.  She may say love is a protective shield that never leaves you.

Ask a brother with a little sister and he may say love is annoying.

Ask a father of a sick child and he may say love is painful.

Ask a father who is sending his son to war and he may say love is nobel.  Ask a mother and she may say love is frightening.

Ask a parent who has ever lost a child, and they may say love is unbearable.

Ask a man who has just laid his wife to rest after fifty years together and he may say love  is neverending.

Whatever form love may take on any given day there is one thing I know.  Love is not always easy.  Nor is it hard.  While sometimes it doesn't show itself, love is always there.  Love knows no boundaries.  You can never love too little or too much. 

Love just is.

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  1. This brought tears to my eyes. Thank you for sharing this beautiful depiction of love with us, and thank you for using my photograph of my niece's feet as her mother (my sister) cradled them in her hands.

    Love is many things indeed. As a military wife, mother, daughter, sister, and friend I can closely relate to many of these.

    Thanks again, I'm honored.

  2. Great ponderings! Whatever it is, we are lucky to have it.

  3. What a LOVEly post! Thank you, this made me think about things <3