When you are young and you have that “just in love” feeling you think you get what real love is. Not so fast.
I don’t know about you, but to me, real love, is when everything is a mess, a challenge, and you choose to love anyway…kind of like how God loves us.
Tell me what real love is to you…
Saw this thing where a group asked kids “What does love mean?” Here are some of my favorite answers:
'When my grandmother got arthritis , she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.. So my grandfather does it for her all the time , even when his hands got arthritis too. That's love.'
Rebecca- age 8
'Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French fries without making them give you any of theirs.'
Chrissy - age 6
'Love is what makes you smile when you're tired.'
Terri - age 4
'Love is like a little old woman and a little old man who are still friends even after they know each other so well.'
Tommy - age 6
'During my piano recital , I was on a stage and I was scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw my daddy waving and smiling.
He was the only one doing that. I wasn't scared anymore.'
Cindy - age 8
'Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.'
Mary Ann - age 4
And the winner was a four year old child whose next door neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost his wife.
Upon seeing the man cry , the little boy went into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap, and just sat there.
When his Mother asked what he had said to the neighbor , the little boy said ,
'Nothing , I just helped him cry.”