The Greatest of These is LOVE…
I have loved deeply in my life. The Love of Christ in my life is the deepest love I have experienced. I accepted Christ at twelve years of age. As a little girl our family would take long road trips to visit family and my parents would always put on Christian Music during our trips. I remember sitting in the back seat of our little Toyota with tears rolling down my cheeks because I was so moved by the music and the lyrics. I remember feeling embarrassed and hoping that no one would see the tears. It was there that my relationship with Christ began. Through the years the love for my Father in Heaven has grown deeper roots which have allowed me to love my family and friends with the love that I have received from Heaven.
My husband and I will be married for 30 years this December. We have weathered many storms in life that would take most marriages out; but, because of our love and commitment toward each other our marriage is stronger than it has ever been. I believe one day I’ll be able to write a book on “Enduring Love Through the Storms of Life.”
Rudy and I have two beautiful daughters who are young women now. The love for our children has taught us all about unconditional love. Our family isn’t perfect by any means, we have had a lot of issues to deal with, but one thing that is strong and we can always come back to is the unconditional love we have for each other. I credit my children for my deep prayer life because they keep me on my knees.
Even with all the love I shared about above, still another LOVE came into our home. Our granddaughter Hannah-Rose taught us about love in the purest form. She was such a special gift from Heaven, she was perfect in every way despite the fact that she passed away at 11 months of age from a disease we never heard of. You can read about that in my previous blog posts. But, what I want to share about this PURE LOVE that Hannah taught us is that even though she is no longer on this earth – our love for her still grows. It is such an amazing thing. I didn’t know love was alive! It keeps growing even though the person you love may have gone to heaven. We can’t wait to see our Hannah again, but until then we are so grateful to God for giving us the gift of LOVE!
Happy Valentines Day