Weekly Photo Challenge: Love

Definition of  Love

Noun – An intense feeling of deep affection: “their love for their country”.

Verb – Feel a deep romantic or sexual attachment to (someone): “do you love me?”

From External HD 943This is a picture of my maternal grandparents taken in Jamaica circa 1970’s I am guessing. They were married for over 50 years. They raised three children together. They were best friends. They loved to travel, especially to the islands down south. They went to Jamaica 17 different times. My grandfather passed away in 1999 at age 84. My Grandma is still with us and will be 88 this year and is in great health. I thank God each time I get to spend a day with her. She has been a great influence in my life. I love her so much and I feel grateful to be given the chance to share and show that love with my girls. They love her in a way that amazing me. They gravitate towards her, and she loves them. She loves watching them, and listening to them. There is a special twinkle in her eye for each of her four great grandchildren. I pray that twinkle keeps shining for just a little while longer.

I chose this photo to show what love means to me. The love they shared is the reason I am here and able to experience the love of my own children. When I look at this picture, I see so many things. It makes me smile, giggle, happy, hopeful. I feel a bit reminiscent and sometimes a bit sad. Best of all I always feel the love. Always.

Of course, there is the love I feel for my children which is paramount and almost inexplicable. There is the love for my husband and falling in love with him.  To love, to be loved, to be in love, for love, with love, with a loved one means something different and unique to each of us.For me, love is all of these things and more.

Love is unconditional.

Love comes with disappointment, broken hearts, souls and dreams.

Love is not feeling alone.

Love is having a safe place to go.

Love is constant.

Love is lifelong friendships that are as comfortable as a cozy sweater.

Love is crying my face off and then laughing a minute later.

Love is more powerful than anger, hate, frustration combined

Love is listening, just listening.

Love is helping my family, regardless if you want to or not.

Love is being able to forgive.

Love is spending time with my sisters.

Love is the feeling I have when I am with the children in my family.

Love is not perfect and no expectation to be.

Love is being able to confess all of my unwanted thoughts to a friend without feeling judged.

Love is snuggling with my husband and baby girls in the wee hours of the morning under warm blankets.

Contrary to the reading from my wedding, love is not always patient. Love is not always blind.

Love does not mean giving in.

Love does not mean go with the flow.

Love is faith in whatever I choose to believe in.

Love is not apathetic.

Love is not indecisive.

Love is laughing so hard my face hurts.



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