Tuesday, February 14, 2012

What Love Looks Like

In the beginning it looked like fun - Sweet, new a blessing and a gift!

It was free and exciting as we planned our life together

Love grew - Full of surprises, challenges - children - it multiplied!
 Challenges can break you - and they can make you stronger.
When it is done God's way - it can last: 

"Love is patient . . . . . "

"Love is kind."
"It does not envy or boast, it is not arrogant or rude  . . . . ."

"It does not insist on it's own way; it is not irritable or resentful ,
it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth . . . . ." 

"Love bears all things, believes all things 
hopes all things, endures all things . . . . . " 

"Love never ends." 
I Corinthians 13: 4-8 

Sometimes love looks like piles of laundry - more dishes - another trip to the store. 
It can be flowers and sunshine 

Love can be cooking and cleaning. There is always so much more.
It means work every day - not forgetting to sing

Love looks like 
Washing dirty faces - even scrubbing the floor
kissing every skint elbow - dusting every shelf . . . . 

Love is really very simple - 

It's Dying Daily to self ! 

Romans 5: 8 
"And He commended His love toward us, in that while we were yet sinners 
Christ died for us" 

Love looks a little different now than it did when we began
Now it's richer, stronger, truer  

Resting safe in the Masters hands! 

Happy Love Day! 
every day

Free printable for last minute love notes to share: 

Please take a moment to check out this new movie near and dear to my heart- 
Sometimes love looks like this: 

We are not all called to adoption - but we are all called to care for orphans! 
Consider sharing some love today

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Aurie{OurGoodLife} said...

I love this post - great reminders that love in the small details, not just the grand gestures! May we never forget that!!

Tonya said...

Love it! :)

Joy said...

Beautiful post!

Rebecca said...

Oh Kelli, I love your post...and I love the picture of your husband holding your little guy's hand....if we can only remember our own Father wants to be there and do the same for us!!!!

Kelli- AdventurezInChild'Rearing said...

well, thank you all very much - wish I had grabbed a camera when they got into the peanut butter - they each took a sliding glass door & everywhere they could reach was peanut butter!!! I wasn't as loving as I should have been that day- I think I still have peanut butter in places along the track :)

Mark is a sweet husband and father - I'm a very fortunate woman- blessed!

MomLaur said...

Love IS dying daily to self! Just starting to figure this out, let it play out in my life....PS you're TOO CUTE in that top picture!

Jennifer said...

Dying daily to self sums it up beautifully! You're right---EVERY day is love day! I love the photos of your family.