Feb 11, 2017 show love week
I have a tender heart. This I know. A sensitivity to human stories, stories that bend my compassion in all sorts of ways. I also have a chronic tendency to romanticize. I am a believer in grand gestures; as in action and intention over money spent. That is how I show love.
Love isn’t a performance for others to see. It is sending Derek postcards through snail mail. Love notes. Stacks of them through out our years together. It’s Derek taking the time to learn my favorite Damien Rice and Bright Eyes songs on the guitar to sing to me once the kids are asleep. You learn your value not by what a person says to you or gives you but by how they make you feel.
There is a need for our homes to be more about love instead of this idea of portraying love to those outside our homes. It is easy to gift something; it is much harder to take time to show our families sincere love through service.
Love week is practically here! Is it a tad too commercialized for my taste? Yes. So, I am going to try something new. I am going to have us all draw names (except Wren) for this week and have us do service for that person. Maybe you could pick a friend in your life to aid this week so that we can do this together…
Love is seeing the ugly parts of each other, to go beyond what’s pretty and perfect. You’ve got to love deep. There are a lot of scary possibilities when it comes to love. For me death is a scary prospect of love and loss but I guess that’s why I am here. To be the mother of truth, the mother of love, the mother of feeling, the mother of overcoming.
Happy love week y’all