Thursday, February 14, 2008

love is...... a father who gets up in the middle of the night when his little girl is puking her guts out, and sits with her in his easy chair, holding the bowl, rocking, and whispering words of comfort in her little ears.... who lends a nonjudgmental and consoling ear when she comes to him devastated and heartbroken because of mistakes she has made and poor choices that have left her in desperation.

love is.... a mother who sews little dresses for her daughter's dolls, who snuggles and reads to her even though she has lots of other things to be doing, who praises every accomplishment, no matter how small..... who's there in the room when her daughter is giving birth for the first time to lend encouragement and support.

love is..... a son that wakes up every morning and greets his parents with a big smile and so much excitement for the day, that he can hardly contain it.... who can change his mom's frown to a fit of laughter in a millisecond with something he says..... who tells his mom he loves her and is sorry for upsetting her, even though it was she who unduly lost her temper with him....who loves to serve his mom breakfast in bed on saturday mornings.

love is ...... a friend who shares coffee, laughter, and tears with you.... who 'gets' you like no one else....who tells you 'leave your son here and go home and rest for the day' when you walk to her house sobbing when life circumstances feel like they are too much to bear... someone you know your deepest secrets will always be safe with.

love is.... a God that stoops down to my weaknesses and draws me up to Him and invites me to dance with Him.... who never turns His back on me, even when I turn my back on Him..... who loves me so much that at times, I feel my heart will burst for the knowledge of it.... who rescued me from myself... and who never fails to paint a glorious sunrise or sunset over my mountains just for me.


" And now these three remain: Faith, Hope , and Love... but the greatest of these is Love."

-1 Corinthians 13:13

23 comments:

Halfmom, AKA, Susan said...

It is a wonderful post. Thanks for the moment to stop and remember what is really important in life.

Anonymous said...

I love this one. What wonderful thoughts for Valentine's Day. I hope you have a happy one. With much love, Emily

June said...

Wonderful thoughts to ponder. Come see http://spatter.typepad.com/spatter/2008/02/twice-honored.html for a Valentine's Day hug.

bluemountainmama said...

emily- always good to hear from you. happy valentine's day, friend!

june- thanks so much for the blog hug. you're too kind...

Kristine said...

That is a really lovely post and very true. I'm kind of a Valentine's Day cynic, but your post talks less about the "hearts and flowers" kind of love and more about the real kind of love.

I like it a lot.

Moi said...

isn't love a beautiful emotion :)

L.L. Barkat said...

Beautifully expressed. No wonder we all wish to be loved!

Anna said...

Happy Day bluemountainmama! :) Your sis was my Valentine this year! Take care!

Christianne said...

these are so true! beautiful word pictures, especially in knowing they are personal to you.

Lindah said...

A beautiful post! Happy Valentine's Day1

bluemountainmama said...

haha anna! i wish i were there, too... you both would make wonderful valentines! :) you'll have to send me an e-mail and tell me what you all did or maybe i'll try to call later today.

kirsten said...

beautiful thoughts, blue. love is displayed so well in those little, everyday details ... some might call them mundane, but love like you talk about is a miracle: cleaning up the puke, sewing doll dresses, loving someone who can't love you back right now.

flyingstars said...

lovely reading this post...the words are so true....love is something so pure & ecstatic & it tis there in every spheres of our life everyday...very wonderfully written...have a nice time!

photowannabe said...

What a beautiful heartfelt post Blue. I loved every word of it. You are so blessed to have such wonderful people in your life.

Anna said...

Wow... that's awesome. Parts of it took my breath away.

Kerri said...

You have captured the essence of LOVE! Fabulous post!

rebecca burch said...

Hi -- just a stranger passing through! I love your blog! Mind if I add it to my blogroll? Anyone who loves Sufjan must be awesome. *g* Your photos and posts are great, too.

simplybrandy said...

How absolutely wonderful. :-)

colleen said...

I was touched reading these but now I forgot what I wanted to say. I can't seem to concentrate (getting over the flu).

bluemountainmama said...

hi rebecca and welcome! yes, sufjan's the man. :) and i don't mind a bit.

colleen: :) hope you feel better soon.

Meredith Teagarden said...

So, I just came over from photowannabe, and I am so glad I did!

:..Rebekah..: said...

How lovely! Thank you for sharing.

dancing dragon said...

Thank you. This was a very powerful message.