February 15, 2012

Love is...

Love is a man helping his wife out of bed on mornings when legs won't seem to work.

Love is a man dropping everything to sit at the hospital bedside for surgeries and recoveries.

Love is a man crying tears of joy mixed with sadness over seeing his wife, head swollen like a basketball, tube in throat, IVs hanging all around, in the ICU after hours of surgery on the dark day of 9-11.

Love is a man staying for three weeks or more in a hospital in a state that isn't his home.

Love is a man moving in with in-laws to care for his wife for three months of bed rest.

Love is a man who patiently waits for his wife to heal.

Love is a man giving life a chance, hoping and dreaming for a child to be conceived.

Love is a man becoming a father, loving his daughter more than life itself, allowing his heart to wrap around hers.

Love is a man growing and walking in faith in order to lead his family in spirit and in truth.

Love is a man giving his wife room to do what God places on her heart, encouraging and helping her along the way.

Love is a man working hard to provide a good life for his family, running his business with integrity and grace.

Love is a man staying with an imperfect woman for almost 14 years (17 if you count the dating years), loving her, being patient with her through the difficult times, laughing and crying with her, facing the storms of life with her, and remaining faithful and true.

Happy Valentine's Day to my precious husband.  Thank you for loving me.  I love you more with each passing day.

"Love is patient, love is kind and is not jealous; love does not brag and is not arrogant, does not act unbecomingly; it does not seek its own, is not provoked, does not take into account a wrong suffered, does not rejoice in unrighteousness, but rejoices with the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails" ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8


Mommy of 2 and 2 said...

What a beautiful post!! You are a very blessed woman and a blessing to so many!! Love you!

Melissa said...


sheree said...

I hope he reads your blog, or that you printed this out for him in a nice card. That is very sweet. Hope you had a great Valentine's Day. Good seeing you the other day. Miss you.