Welcome to Week 4 of Project 52 . You can read more about this project here. This week's theme is Love: What does this word mean to you? What best defines it in your life?
I have been thinking about this theme all week. I could have done so many pictures to represent LOVE in my life. Most images that come to mind are of my children and my husband or of family and friends. But as I thought about this all week, I had one image in mind that just kept coming back. It was actually a picture I took a little over a month ago while in Florida visiting our families.
This picture is of my husband's parents...who are like second parents to me as well. I am very close to my own parents, but have been doubly blessed because I married into an extraordinary loving family as well. My in laws have been married over forty years and when I look at this picture I see the true definition of love and commitment shining through. My father n law was recently diagnosed with Alzheimer's. It has been heart wrenching to watch the changes in him due to this disease. My mother n law amazes me day in and day out with her strength, her patience, her devotion and her trust in God. Besides being an amazing wife she is a mother to four boys. She is truly one of the most giving people I have ever met. So, today, she is my definition of LOVE..the undying love for her husband and children. A woman who gives of her heart in whatever manner she can.
As 1 Corinthians says: Love is patient and kind. Love is not jealous or boastful or proud 5 or rude. It does not demand its own way. It is not irritable, and it keeps no record of being wronged. 6 It does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. 7 Love never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance.
I hope and pray my husband and I will share a love like this for over forty years as well.
Don't forget to head on over to Jen's page to see what LOVE meant to her.....