Friday, November 06, 2009

This Is What LOVE Looks Like


Just like this picture

It doesn't

ALWAYS


look like this.

But TODAY it does.

And that is a good thing.

Our sweet neighbor died yesterday.

He was 89.

They had been married over SIXTY years.

As I passed their house early this morning,

I prayed for her.

I cannot imagine how lonely she must feel today.

For her, today, love looks a little different.

For me, today, THIS is what love looks like.

And I am grateful.

12 comments:

Just a little something from Judy said...

You can see the love on your faces in this picture. What a good looking picture it is!

I feel so sad for your neighbor. When someone is married for a long time, it is so painful to watch them having to go on alone. It is a needed reminder to let those you love, know it.

Anonymous said...

Your words touched my heart today and it reminded me of how thankful I am for the years your Dad and I have had together. I would be lost without him.

Your picture does indeed speak love!

Cherish every moment together.

Love, Mom

Renee said...

That is so true!

Bacardi Mama said...

You look like the poster couple for love. Beautiful picture. So sorry for your neighbor. My husband's uncle died last month and they had been married for 70 years.

Gram said...

I can't even imagine how painful it would be, but I know how sad my MIL has been this past month after my FIL died. They were married 67 years.

Tales From My Empty Nest said...

What a sweet post. My parents are 88 and 85 and I know they will be so heartbroken when one of them dies. They are pretty much inseparable. That is so much that generation of people. My friend's parents are the same way and her Dad is dying of cancer. So sad. We all have so much to be thankful for in this life! I thank God every day for the many blessings in my life. Love & blessings from NC!

carolinagirl said...

oh how sad. this is my biggest fear...that jc will leave me first. he is my rock. i do not know how i would do it without him.

Tonja said...

Beautiful words. My Pop is so lost without his love...but, he says it is so comforting to know that she knew how loved and adored she was. Your hubby and yourself are blessed indeed.

Kat said...

Great photo of you two!

So sad about your neighbor. I can't imagine how lost I would be without my love.

Hugs!
Kat

Christy said...

Thanks for letting me know they have the candle lanterns at Target... I will be browsing the aisles for sure!!! I think they would look so pretty by our front door or as a centerpiece, or on a mantle.

Your post was very sweet about your neighbor and your thoughts on love.

I was also scrolling through your previous posts and I have to tell you that I remember the metal ice cube trays. My grandparents had them in their freezer and when I saw the picture of them, it took me back!

Have a wonderful weekend!

BLC :o said...

Awee! That just warms my heart. I will be praying for your neighbor; that just breaks my heart, but I am soooo touched by their love. Cheers to loving love! Xoxo-BLC

Connie said...

What a nice post! Love the way you shared this!

I so enjoy every time I visit your blog and your love for your husband and family is so evident. I think we'd have a lot to talk about over coffee or a cup of tea!

Connie