Love is

Love is many things and comes in many forms. On this day, Valentine’s, there’s no escaping the commercial message. While I don’t get excited about the day myself, (my personal take) there are so many ways to express love, and thankfully, none revolve around a date on the calendar. These are a few of the joys I celebrate.

Love is:

~ 32 years of marriage: ups, downs, roller-coasters, tears, smiles, joys, kindness. All that, and we still laugh together. We still connect.

~ Love and support for family, and from family: the ties that bind.

~ Watching our son and daughter thrive.

~ Discovering childhood again through the littles, Riley and Jack.

Snow bunnies
Snow bunnies

~ Watching our daughter play with her babies, build her family.

~ Seeing the relationships of generations ahead of me…enduring, stabilizing, nurturing.

~ Friendships that have stood the test of time.

~ Faith that grounds and secures. I’m not secure in myself, I’m secure in my relationship. Thank God, and grace.

In honor of the day, here are a few new favorite words:

I have seen the best of you, and the worst of you and I choose both. ~ (Pinterest)

I believe in love at first sight…because I am a mom. ~ (Pinterest)

The problem with love these days is that society has taught the human race to stare at people with their eyes rather than their souls. ~ Christopher Poindexter

True love isn’t Romeo and Juliet. It’s Grandma and Grandpa, who grew old together.  ~ (Pinterest)

Eventually, soulmates meet, for they have the same hiding place. ~ Robert Brault


  • February 14, 2014, 1:51 pm  Reply

    All so true, Sheila!

    • February 15, 2014, 3:10 pm

      Thank you! I know your opinion is unbiased :)! ~ Sheila

  • February 14, 2014, 4:57 pm  Reply

    great post from the heart…

    • February 15, 2014, 3:09 pm

      Thank you Marilyn! ~ Sheila

  • February 14, 2014, 7:16 pm  Reply

    32 years! Awesome! Great post.

    • February 15, 2014, 3:09 pm

      Yep! Can’t imagine how we got here, but we’re closing in on #33. ~ Sheila

  • February 15, 2014, 6:51 am  Reply

    Love this! Happy Valentines Day, your post made my heart smile

    • February 15, 2014, 3:08 pm

      Hey, glad it brightened your day! ~ Sheila

  • February 16, 2014, 4:03 pm  Reply

    Your snow bunnies are adorable! And I enjoyed your list of what love is…in the end, that’s what it’s all about. L O V E

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