Wise Words: How well do you LOVE?

Amy

You may have read this before, but it is worth reading again.  It is a “Mom’s” version of 1st Corinthians 13, known as the Love Chapter in the bible BUT it can speak to all of us!  If you are a mom of children still living at home, I encourage you to print this and highlight the parts that speak to you.  If your children are adults or you don’t have children, I encourage you to rewrite this in your own life version, whether it applies to marriage, relationships at work, or friendships (or all three!):

I can read bedtime stories till the cow jumps over the moon and sing
“Ten Little Monkeys” until I want to call the doctor–but if I don’t
have love, I’m as annoying as a ringing phone.

I can chase a naked toddler through the house while cooking dinner and
listening to voice mail, I can fix the best cookies and Kool-Aid in the
neighborhood, and I can tell a sick child’s temperature with one touch of my
finger, but if I don’t have love, I am nothing.

Love is patient while watching and praying by the front window when it’s 30
minutes past curfew.

Love is kind when my child says, “I don’t like you anymore!”

It does not envy the neighbors’ swimming pool or their brand-new mini van,
but trusts the Lord to provide every need.

Love does not brag when other parents share their disappointments and
insecurities, and love rejoices when other families succeed.

It doesn’t boast, even when I’ve multi-tasked all day long and my husband
can’t do more than one thing at a time.

Love is not rude when my spouse innocently asks, “What have you done
today?”

It does not immediately seek after glory when we see talent in our children,
but encourages them to get training and make wise choices.

It is not easily angered, even when my 15-year-old acts like the world
revolves around her.

It does not delight in evil (is not self-righteous) when I remind my
17-year-old that he’s going 83 in a 55-mph zone, but rejoices in the truth.

Love does not give up hope. It always protects our children’s self-esteem
and spirit, even while doling out discipline.

It always trusts God to protect our children even when we cannot. It always perseveres, through blue nail polish,
rolled eyes and crossed arms, messy rooms and sleepovers.

Love never fails.

~Author Unknown

Please pass this on to all the women you love!

 

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