“I Believe in a Thing Called Love”

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My parents are celebrating their 30th wedding anniversary on Monday. I am so grateful for the example of love I have grown up with, both from them and my paternal grandparents who where happily married for 55 years before my grandpa died.

I’ve been thinking a lot about love lately.

Webster’s Dictionary defines love as:

June 19 LOVE

In a world where divorce is commonplace and some Hollywood starlets can only make their marriages last 36 hours to 72 days, I still believe in true love. I believe in true love because I have seen it.

Trying to define something that is more often felt than understood is difficult (although Webster sure gave it a try).

June 19 Love Winnie-Pooh

As the definition shows, there are more kinds of love than romantic love; I think that makes love even more important. At the risk of sounding like Bubba (from Forrest Gump) there is brotherly/sisterly love, love for friends, self-love, etc.

If it is not already a habit of yours, make sure you tell the ones you love that you love them, daily.

Make sure you take this Sunday (Father’s Day) to tell you Dad you love him. I was blessed with amazing parents who love me and my sister, and each other very much.

Thank you, Mom & Dad. Thank you for showing me what I am waiting for, true love, and that it is worth waiting for.

“You know you’re in love when you can’t fall asleep
because reality is finally better than your dreams.”
― Dr. Seuss

“A friend is someone who knows all about you and still loves you.”
― Elbert Hubbard

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.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.”  1 Corinthians 13:4-8 New International Version (NIV)

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