Sunday, April 3, 2011

What love looks like

It’s displayed in a look of understanding between two people who would rather suffer themselves then watch the other one in pain.
It’s in the tears and the broken heart of one who has watched the dreams of another dashed.
It’s in the joyful happy heart of one who rejoices with another who has succeeded and overcome!

It’s in the gentle touch of one hand on another that silently says it will be okay, I’m here for you… I always will be.
It’s in the feet of the one getting up and bringing that first cup of coffee to another who would love getting it in bed.
It is reflected back to us in the eyes of someone who believes in us and would do anything to make us happy.
It’s seen in the middle of the night when the baby is crying and a tired mother shuffles over to feed, comfort and soothe like only a mommy can.
It looks like compassion in the eyes of someone who desperately desires to take the sting out of life for another.

It’s displayed by hurtful words that are left unspoken.
It is seen kneeling in prayer and pleading for God to make Himself real and present in the life of another who needs comfort and help.
It’s looking someone in the eye and listening, really listening, to the cries of their heart.
It’s acted out through countless decisions every day that put another first before yourself.

Rejoice with those who rejoice, and weep with those who weep.  Romans 12:15


  1. This was really sweet, Mom... and that little dog picture makes me want to cry! I want to go get him out of the rain and hug him!! :(

  2. I loved this. It brought faces to mind of where I have been loved like that or where I've loved others in some of those ways too.

    Lovely Kathi. (o: