Thursday, February 12, 2009

Thursday 13 - Love

In honor of Valentine's Day, today we're focusing on the ultimate 13: 1 Corinthians 13...

LOVE...
  1. Is patient. It doesn't fuss when Mommy is on the phone too long or Papa is running into the store for something.

  2. Is kind. It doesn't pull KitKat's tail.

  3. Does not envy. It's happy with my doll even if the doll in the OTHER shopping cart has prettier hair.

  4. Does not boast. It smiles only for sheer joy when I do my exciting tricks.

  5. Is not proud. It claps when the other kids do impressive tricks, too.

  6. Is not rude. It says "Please" and "Thank you."

  7. Is not self-seeking. It looks for ways to help when Mommy is sweeping or Daddy is putting furniture together.

  8. Is not easily angered. It waits at least until I've demanded something 15 times before it gets angered!

  9. Keeps no record of wrongs. And when I fall off the bed while I'm sleeping and get a big purple bump on my head to match the color of my shirt, it still snuggles up with Mommy afterwards.

  10. Always protects. It rocks my baby doll and feeds it and unclothes it and sings lullabies.

  11. Always trusts. It goes to sleep at night knowing Mommy and Papa are close by and will be there for me in the morning. It doesn't even remember that I fell off the bed while sleeping.

  12. Always hopes. It keeps asking for love in my love language, like putting in my Barney DVD or reading me a story or giving me chips. No matter how much I hear "No," it hopes.

  13. Always perseveres. It keeps being friendly even if the other kid isn't so friendly. It keeps loving even when it doesn't feel loved.
LOVE never fails.
Cuz God is love. And when He lives in me, His love shines through me, too...
Love you all!
(Here is Petra's "Love")


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Thanks to samulli for the Thursday Thirteen header.

20 comments:

DysFUNctional Mom said...

LOVE this post! Beautiful.

CristyLynn said...

What a great post, Esme! You helped me think about ways that I can teach Isaiah how to show love now, too. Thank you!

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One Mom said...

How your love shines, Esme! You can teach us all a thing or two :)

richies said...

What a beautiful look at Love through the spirit of a child.

An Arkies Musings

Alice Audrey said...

Love is the most important thing in life.

Karen said...

That is sweet. Your daughter is beautiful!

♥ Somebody Loved ♥ said...

I love your post on [LOVE].

ToOdLeS.ShEila

dani said...

oh, esme, you are the epitome of LOVE!!! bless your little noggin; it IS the same color as your top... i hope it will get better very soon:)
love,
dani

Kori said...

This post brought me to tears; I woke up this morning thinking that the point of all of this-LIFE-is love, and how I struggle so much with just loving people, and I really, really needed to read this today. Thank you so much to both of oyu for being a constant source of strength and inspiration to me; you are, so much more than you can ever concieve.

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lara said...

Wow, what a great post! Your daughter is sooooo cute!

Heather @ Not a DIY Life said...

Wonderful post! Great application of scripture, little one!

Z's Mom said...

What a sweet post! I'm so sorry about the bump on your head, Esme. I hope you are feeling okay now...you're still beautiful! :)

Elizabeth said...

Very cute!!!!

Kelly said...

That was such a neat post. I really enjoyed reading it!

Melissa said...

Oh, Esmé, what a lovely way to think about Valentine's Day! This is my very most favorite guidance when I think about what kind of person I want to be. We should all try to be "love" in everything we do. :o)

Tiaras and Tantrums said...

GORGEOUS post!!!!

Wendi @ Every Day Miracles said...

AWW! Loved this so much! :)

melanie said...

You know what one I have the hardest time with? The first one. Why is patience so hard for me??