Wednesday, August 18

love is all there is.

Warning: This post is all about love. You'll love it ;)
Eventually you will come to understand that love heals everything, and love is all there is.
-- Gary Zukav
What an amazing summer it's been! I feel I have been stretched and challenged in ways I never thought I would. Lets just say I have learned a lot about love. Not the hollywood lovey-dovey romance love, but the love that comes from God and Jesus Christ. Charity. Love really does have the power to heal. Whether its to heal pain, bad habits, or even despair. I am so grateful for love and how evident it is all around us. Each day we are giving opportunities to love and to feel love.

A couple days ago I was cleaning my room and I came across a poem my sister wrote for my Dad's funeral. I had forgotten about it until I read it. I couldn't help but feel so much love for him and the life he lived! I feel because of him I can be a better person because he was. I'm gonna share it with you, only if you would like to read that is. It's a little long.

Dad do you Remember?

Dad do you remember when I caught that 10in trout?
Okay so mamybe it was only 4inch but you had
a way of making everything seem bigger
especially our accomplishments.

Do you remember teaching me how to drive a 3 wheeler?
Lap after lap in the backyard always shouting encouragement
well if you don't I'm sure Cody does, I mean I did run over
his foot.

And dad do you remember tucking me in at night
You would give me a kiss and say "sweet dreams,"
And then an hour later you were yelling downstairs:
"you guys better get in bed before I come down there!"

Do you remember Donzo?
Yeah that silly dog that just had to runaway
well thanks for searching we never found him
but you would say he'd found a better home

Do you remember when I scraped my knee
Yeah I know which time you're probably asking 
but thanks for kissing my boo boos better

And Dad do you remember when Annie and Cody turned 
the water bed into a swimming pool
Boy where you mad! but hey everybody needs to 
respect the ability of the power rangers
Do you remember holding your little girls hand?
You would dry her tears and make her smile again.
Allie always was daddy's little girl.
Who could say no to those big blue eyes?
We know you never did.

And dad don't worry I'll always remember
how much you love me.
-Robyn Vincent
So there's the poem :) Whenever I read it, it reminds me of the unchanging love my dad had for my brothers and sisters and I. I hope I can love as much as he did!

Love grows by giving. The love we give away is the only love we keep. The only way to retain love is to give it away.
-- Elbert Hubbard

Much love.