Tuesday, September 30, 2008

And This is Love...


So much took place this weekend, but I just want to take this time to share three wonderful examples of love...

First, there is Amos and Jess
This couple has two small children, just took on the extra hassel of having a sister (me) move in, and are involved in everything under the sun, from choir practice to football practice. There isn't much time for them, as a couple. But they make it. They make time for each other. To appreciate each other. To love each other. To just be a couple in love. Yes, it takes work and time and effort. But it is worth it to them. The love they have for each other is important. Does it take away from their love as a family, for their children? Definitely not, for it only strengthens it. And this is love...

Next there is Clay and Becky
Now I have really only spent time with Clay and Becky and their family together once, but have had several ladies nights with Becky and Jess. And yet, I learn more and more about Clay in the process. Why? Because Becky loves Clay and shares stories of what he does for her or their family. She loves to lift him up. She admires him, respects him, appreciates him, and they are a couple that works as one to raise a wonderful family. And this is love...

Then there is Chris and Sarah
These two have loved each ever since high school. They have faced certain challenges together but have found comfort and strength in one another. They lean on each other. They encourage one another. And they know how to have fun together!!! It amazes me how they each think of the other...always. And now they are sharing that love with a beautiful little boy from Ethiopia. And we all got to gather together and celebrate that love. And this is love...

If there is anything anyone can teach you, show you...let it be love...
Have you shown love today?

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life. ~John 3:16

6 comments:

jackie said...

I am continually impressed by love. There is so much sacrifice in it, yet so much reward at the same time. This holds true with my marriage, my children, and my other relationships as well.

I am continually humbled by the idea that our Heavenly Father loves my children more than I do! And he loves me that much as well. (I love my kiddos an awful lot!) What an amazing love!

Joy ☺ said...

I love YOU Jenn, does that count? :)
I also asked Ashley this question on her blog-
If I had gone to Manchester, do you think I would have been friends with all of you?? ha ha

Jess said...

jenn, you are so sweet! i love how you make me smile all the time! and i LOVE having you in our house!! you are a joy to be around and just so encouraging in all you do! i LOVE you tons...and that is love ;)

Kristina said...

What a great post! Loving one another is one of the greatest things we as Christians can do. Your blog reminded me of John 13:34-35 John 13:34-35

34 "A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. 35 By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another."

Also I think loving one another is one of the best things I can do in my line of work. Even if my students learn nothing new I want them to know that they are loved. Thanks for reminding me how important love is!:)

becky said...

Jenn, you are also an example of love everytime I talk with you, read an email, or check out your blog.
God is Love and you let Him flow through you. It is evident. I praise Him for that!!
And thank you for loving me through your affirmations as well!!!

Jessica said...

great post jenn. love is everywhere we look! i'm thankful you are surrouded by it. :)