Love

Posted by on Jul 24, 2011 in Life | 3 comments

Love

Love suffers long and is kind;
love does not envy;
love does not parade itself,
is not puffed up;
does not behave rudely,
does not seek its own,
is not provoked,
thinks no evil;
does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth;
bears all things,
believes all things,
hopes all things,
endures all things.
Love never fails.

1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Love is a husband who jumps headfirst into something he has never tried before because he knows how important it is to you. When he makes a commitment to something every week on his only time off. When hay allergies make his face swell up and benadryl and the Virginia heat make him take a mini nap on the tack-room floor…

When he not only supports me in my new job as a Therapeutic riding instructor, but is there,making up large foam dice math games, setting up obstacle courses, bantering with my special needs students, learning how to catch, tack, and lead the horses….

And love is watching a 6’2 brawny man sidewalking, supporting and speaking gently to a tender spirited 4 year old who happens to have ataxia, size 7 pink flowered Mary-Janes and a purple helmet with pink ponies.

I thank the Lord for His tender mercies and the small taste of the extravagance of His love I get to experience in the love of my spouse.

The LORD your God in your midst,
The Mighty One, will save;
He will rejoice over you with gladness,
He will quiet you with His love,
He will rejoice over you with singing

Zephaniah 3:17

3 Comments

  1. This is beautiful! Two very special, people, with big hearts….recipe for a happy marriage:)

    • Thank you Tammy! We look up to and emulate the strong marriages around us as well, like John & yours.

  2. Hi Jen,
    Thanks so much for thinking of Nicholas. As I mentioned during our telcon, your voice mail message the other day, and, our conversation today, ushered in the possibility of an unexpected blessing for Nicholas. We will await further info from you as it develops. We thank God for putting Nicholas on your heart for this opportunity. God IS good! Sincerely, Nick

    Deut.33:26 – 27b
    Numbers 6:24 – 26

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