Before we become parents, ideally we would have fallen head over heels in love with someone. One who makes our hearts beat faster every time we hold his/her hand, one whom we would like to grow old with.
But the real challenge comes AFTER the initial flutter of our hearts. How do we love our spouse more each day, so that we can walk through life's challenges hand in hand? My Parenting Poem Month ends off aptly by a poem, written in 2 languages, by a respected sister in Christ, Ann, who casually spells out her little definitions of love.
Love is...every day's compliments and heartfelt "I love you"
Love is...every day's hugs and kisses.
Love is...taking care of the 6 a.m cries.
Love is...taking responsibility over the family's finances.
Love is...asking "is there more?" after complaints.
Love is...making me the priority everyday.
Love is...the well planned getaway for two.
Love also is...the chat over sunset on the couch.
Love is..."I'll get take out" during one of those days.
Love is..."thank you for dinner" for the simplest of meals.
Love is...finding out four hours flew by.
Love is...bringing up a new topic even after lights out.
Love is...sharing the Spirit's promptings.
Love is...baring the soul's condition.
Love is...over the top passions.
Love also is...sweet ordinaries.
Love is...praying together every night.
Love is...celebrating every year.
Love is...after 12 years of marriage
Still feeling...Yeah...I do like you.
|Writer of the poem Ann, and her lovely hubby Tim|
Parenting Poem Month is not about parents writing for the sake of writing. Such emotions cannot be faked, and you will not be able to write phrases like these without experiencing them yourselves.
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