Grandest Act of Love

^^ A picture of Ian and I because, well, if I am going to talk about love, I've got to include us! Oh, and the hearts were already on the wall…so we just had to stand by them and take a picture. Which, this photo is courtesy of Connor. He's getting pretty good.

I was thinking the other day about people who are literally in love with love. We all know one (or three). The ones who are addicted to engagements and marriage, yet never seem to go the distance with anyone. As soon as they aren't happy, they move on. As I watch this someone in my life on another one of their love cycles, it got me thinking…

In our culture, we almost make any engagement or wedding the main act of love. The grandest act. When really, it's the life that follows that truly proves your love for one another. The grandest acts of love are really lived out every day. It's making your spouse feel noticed, loved and appreciated. It's helping each other out. It's having fun together. It's the hand squeeze when you are somewhere outside your comfort level, or them taking the screaming kid in the middle of the night. 

Somewhere along the way, society, and all the movies our there, has gotten it wrong. Grand love is made in the mundane things in life, not in the grand gestures. Don't get me wrong, I loved our engagement (on the beach, in case you were wondering) and our wedding (Who wouldn't love a reception in 100 degree weather?! Which, by the way, I didn't even notice it was hot…others told me later just how miserable it was.) and I still love getting all fancy and going out on a nice date with Ian. But what I really love and notice are the little things. Him bringing home a little treat he knows I like, him making coffee for me in the morning, when I go to throw something away and notice the trash has been taken out. When he takes a crying Callum from me without asking, when he lets me sleep in on a Saturday morning. 

It's these acts of love that are the most sacrificial and really the grandest. 

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1 comment:

  1. I couldn't agree more!! This is so true and so great! I wish I had a Facebook just so I could share this!


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