My life with my farmer and our six children. Made possible by massive amounts of caffeine.
Thursday, February 10, 2011
This is love
At this time of year, with Valentine's Day fast approaching, we hear a lot about love. What it is, how to find it, how to cultivate it, how to keep it. In my mind, this is love-a farmer, having worked a 16 hour day, sinking to the floor to read to his son. Sitting down to pull him close as soon as the boy makes his request. We are urged to show someone we care by buying flowers, chocolates, dinners out, jewelry. But nothing you can purchase shows love, speaks greater volumes, or is as long lasting as laying down your life, your wants, your needs to give someone else what they truly need. The flowers will fade, the jewels become hopelessly unfashionable, the chocolates will be only a distant memory, the meal forgotten until the Visa bill arrives. Holding your small son close, even though you are weary, hot, and dirty, and looking at his favorite book with him, will reassure him that he is loved and cherished. And that is a good that will last a lifetime!