Friday, January 28, 2011

Here's to the month of LOVE

February is the month of Love at my house. We celebrate on the very first day, my precious sister's day of birth. She would have been 53 years old this year. She is gone now but not a day goes by that I don't thank God for her.

Shortly after that special day is Kaiser and my anniversary. 29 glorious years ago on February 6th, on a snowy and crisp day, I married the only man I have ever  loved (in a romantic way that is). What a miracle. We were born just hours apart but, thousands of miles in between. At just barely 17 years old, God drew us together the way a compass points north.

The love fest continues with Valentines Day on the 14th so what else could I blog about this week except....Love Stories.  Give me mushy, corny, sticky,ooy gooey, lovey dovey, stories!
YES, my favorite kind of book. I've got three in mind but you will be surprised...they are not your usual love story.

"Marley & Me" by John Grogan is a love story about a man and his dog. You don't have to be a dog-lover to appreciate this book about 
unconditional love. Theirs is a love that last even when mistakes are made, behavior is bad and a love that endures till death. A lesson we could apply in our human relationships. Well worth the read.... then watch the movie. Jennifer Aniston and Owen Wilson do a great job.

"P.S. I Love You" by Cecelia Ahern is the story of a husband's unselfish and abiding love for his wife. He leaves her a  letter for every month of the year to help her not only learn to live without him, but find joy, love and laughter again. When you have a very good book it makes a very good movie as well. Hillary Swank and Gerard Butler star in the 2007 hit.

"My Sister's Keeper" by Jodi Picoult. I am giving you a strong warning....this is a gut wrenching story! One of two sisters and their powerful love for one another, as well as the great lengths in which a Mother and Father will go to save their child. Would you purposefully have a baby to save the life of your child? Could you say "no more" and help someone you love let go?

Celebrate the month of love with a good love story. It doesn't have to be a dime store paper back Harlequin romance (although those are fine too). And remember, the greatest love story ever told was "The Cross".

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