Sunday, February 26, 2012

How We Do Love

Now that Valentine's Day has gone and past, it's time for this family to focus on love. Ha ha! Just kidding, but really, I had every intention to make our "Love Banner" before Valentine's Day and have it up the entire month of February. But that didn't happen….at least before Valentine's Day. It happened right after. Drew already has the words to this verse deeply seeded in his heart. Noah is working on it…so are Isaac and Lindley in their young little minds. It's nice to be able to remind the kids how we do love when I squabble is on the horizon. It really does seem to simmer the boys down a bit.

Love is patient,
Love is kind.
It does not envy,
it does not boast.
It is not proud,
it is not rude.
It is not self-seeking,
it is not easily angered.
It keeps no record of wrongs.
I Corinthians 13:4-5

I wrote it in this format on my mirror upstairs. I quickly realized that it is written rather poetic like. If you notice, there are 2 "is"s; 2 "does not"s; 4 "is not"s and then the last saying. Knowing this really helped Drew and me to memorize this verse.

This is how we do love. We try our hardest to be patient with each other. That is a really hard feat to conquer when you have a two year old in the house. We try our hardest to be kind at all times. If we aren't, a simple reminder makes all the difference. We try our hardest not to be jealous of each other, or of each others' toys. Sharing is a big deal around here. We try our hardest to not boast. The oldest tries his hardest to not gloat when he makes 22 shots at basketball practice and the second child only gets two. We try our hardest to not be proud…but to be humble in who we are and who God created us to be. We try our hardest to not be rude. But it happens, and we forgive and move on. We try our hardest to not be selfish, or self-seeking. We fail at that too. We try our hardest to not be easily angered…especially this Mom. I'm trying…and most days it is working. We try our hardest to keep no record of wrongs…to forgive what needs to be forgiven and just move on with our lives.

We are trying our hardest to love well, to show each other love.

1 comment:

lindley said...

Love this!! Thanks for a good heart lesson to impress on my kiddos--we all need some heart work done around our neck of the woods!