Tuesday, February 13, 2007
"Love Is . . ." Random Tuesday
Well, here it is Tuesday all over again and let me just say that I'm so glad today got here pretty much uneventfully and I'm able to post this for everyone! Small blessings ...
Tomorrow is, OF COURSE, Valentine's Day so I couldn't let today go by without some sort of love-themed Random Tuesday post. But I already did a fun Valentine's Day meme last Tuesday (it was fun, so go back and read it if you missed it!), so what's a girl to do this week?
Well, as is often the case, the idea came from just going through my daily life with a wonderful family. Any of you who know my girls in "real life", or who have read my blog long enough to get to "know" my girls, know that life is never dull around here . .. especially with an almost-three-year-old running the show!!
On Saturday, Scout definitely provided me with a "blog-worthy" (and journal-worthy and scrapbook-worthy!) moment!! I had just made my little "Love Is" tag journal at our scrapbook day at church and Scout asked what it was. I told her it was a book called "Love is" and she quickly asked, "You want me to read it to you?"
Of course I did!!
She took the book from me, opened it to the first page and said:
"Love is... (dramatic pause) . . . why you give hugs."
She went on to add:
"Love is . . . why you give kisses."
"Love is . . . why you really, really, really, really, really, really sit down and play with me."
Wow!! Does that have meaning, or what? Don't young children just put it into simple terms? Don't they really know what it's all about?
Of course, I immediately wrote the conversation down and then actually went back later and added her words to the little album and labeled it on the back, "Sydney talks about what love is ... February 10, 2007."
And all of this got me to thinking about what Love really is. It is so many things... Love is patient, love is kind... Love is a many splendored thing ... Love is...
Well, what is it?
During this week of love, I'm thinking about what this emotion is all about. What do I love? What does it mean to love someone?
I probably could write a novel on the topic on create a very lenthy list, but some of the things that come to my mind because these things are just so "right now" to me . . .
Love is a cuddly hug from a daughter.
Love is a "Thanks Mom."
Love is a homemade chocolate chip cookie.
Love is being able to talk without saying a word.
Love is holding hands.
Love is letting me watch a basketball game, although you'd rather watch something else.
Love is laughing until you spit stuff out of your nose.
Love is forgiveness and grace that erases it all.
Love is family.
Love is the little gestures (like a FIL taking my trash down to the road, becuase I didn't have a hubby home to do it).
Love is a friend's hug.
Love is serving your husband, because you want to.
Love is memories--the good and the hard.
Love is bringing me a cold Diet Dr. Pepper.
Love is a, "Tell me what you need and I'm there with it the moment you need it."
Love is unconditional.
Love is a verb.
And now... since I always love to make my Tuesdays "interactive" . . . how about finishing the statement, "Love is.. ." and either posting your response here in my comments section or letting us know that you posted it on your blog.
(And just as an update for those of you interested: Gary right now is just feeling mostly tired and still "out of sorts"a bit; he has a neurologist's appointment this morning. Continued thoughts and prayers would be great!)
Thinking of something fun for my Valentine's Day post tomorrow. Perhaps a give-away (I guess you'll just have to come back and see; LOL).
Have a "LOVE"ly Tuesday...