February 15, 2015

A Tale Of TRUE Love

 

The best thing to hold onto in life is each other. - Audry Hepburn 

My most recent post If Love Is The Answer, What Is The Question, yielded some enlightening comments. It made me realize that as fun as it was to research and write, that perhaps I'd treated the weighty subject too lightly considering the impact it has on our lives.

One visitor to my sight left this comment: "...people these days are in love with the idea of being in love...plus on-screen Ala Hollywood romance makes them feel compelled to be with someone."

In another recent communication, a friend, describing the failing of a brief marriage, shared that "both people were in love with the same person."  

While pondering these comments, I was blessed to read another blog post. This one stripped the makeup, tore off the filtered lenses and exposed love for what it really is.

The post was written by Heather Choate. Heather is a young mother and an extremely talented writer. Her life recently took an unexpected turn when she received the wonderful news that she was pregnant. Not long after, she also learned that she had breast cancer.

What followed both of these events is a story that everyone could learn from. It's about love. It's about sacrifice. It's about courage, hard choices, friendship, and real life. It's an honest to goodness TRUE love story. It shows love at it's most vulnerable moments and in it's most beautiful expressions. You will never find love portrayed - at any ticket price - like you will by following Heather's journey and I encourage you to see for yourself here.

It was also pointed out (thank you!) that I forgot to include the most accurate definition of love that's ever been given to a world so desperate to know and understand it.
It's from Corinthians 13:7-8:

 Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never fails.

It's February. It's cold. It's the month of love. Treat yourself and someone you care about to a story that will melt the winter ice and once and for all, answer the question: 


people these days are in love with the idea of being in love and those Facebook updates do no good for them either, plus on-screen a la Hollywood romances make them feel compelled to be involved with someone. - See more at: http://blog.lifeisntbroken.com/2015/02/if-love-is-answer-what-is-question.html#comment-form
people these days are in love with the idea of being in love and those Facebook updates do no good for them either, plus on-screen a la Hollywood romances make them feel compelled to be involved with someone. - See more at: http://blog.lifeisntbroken.com/2015/02/if-love-is-answer-what-is-question.html#comment-form
people these days are in love with the idea of being in love and those Facebook updates do no good for them either, plus on-screen a la Hollywood romances make them feel compelled to be involved with someone. - See more at: http://blog.lifeisntbroken.com/2015/02/if-love-is-answer-what-is-question.html#comment-form

2 comments:

  1. I think true love is love that is authentic, deep and endless. No matter what it's always there and motivates you to do things logic would rule against.

    ~Lea

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    1. I agree Lea. There are so may types of love, and the key factor in each type is how it makes you reach outside yourself for the benefit of someone else. It's sad when some miss this richness because they believe love means "How can THEY make ME happy/"

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