When we to put limits on love, that's when we have problems. Humans are capable of feeling all kinds of love all at the same time. We can love our son at the same time that we love our daughter with the same kind of love. We can love our sweet dog as the same time we love that new pink rose on our front yard bush though not the same kind of love. Love is an amazing thing.
As we get older, we have learned to appreciate those we love and the things we love more and to protect that love more. As we get older, we have learned that life if fleeting and that person we love today may not be here tomorrow, so we take extra care to show them we love them.
Sounds good, right? Then why are there so many older parents in nursing facilities that never get a visit from their children? Why is it that an older man suddenly after 40 years of marriage trades his older wife in for a younger one? Why is that when faced with caring for an aging parent or spouse, we walk away or hand it off to strangers?
Because of love...a lack of true love. A lack of the love that God talks about in his book. It's easy to love a beautiful young vibrant wife or parent, a bit harder to love that older cranky wife or parent who may not feel good most days.
Let's work hard to make every day a day of love! Every moment a loving moment. Especially as we get older, we need it more than ever. Think how good you will feel about yourself when that loved one passes and you know in your heart you did all you could to make them happy right up to the end. It takes work. It takes true love.
Love your family now while they are still with you and you with them.
I have a motto that I live by and try hard to be faithful to:
“Make every moment count!”
Make every moment count and every day a day of love! How do you make every day a day of love? Do you find it difficult or easy to spread love throughout the year? What's you favorite Valentine's Day surprise or gift? Share a Valentine Day memory.