So great was my father’s love for my mother that he had an horticulturist breed a daisy tree for her. He paid for my mother to have a tree made so that my mother would get her favorite flower all year around. That’s love.
Love exceeds expectations. It transcends limits. It takes a fall to help another. It pleases.
It doesn’t just forgive and forget, it renews. It gives. It graces another. It appreciates.
It goes beyond.
It doesn’t just serve, it embellishes. It loves to surprise tender moments with even more tenderness and it fulfills the law of men and angels by transcending time.
I love my husband. That’s why I forgave him when he wronged me every time those past twenty seven years. That’s why we have a relationship today. It’s why he loves me. It’s why we live for seeing the next twenty seven years play out and it’s why we are still growing in our live for one another.
Love expands. It does not contract.
It creates, doesn’t negate or invalid. It keeps covenant with G-d. It loves to be all it can be.
And love is what’s happening to me.
Daisy trees. Because daisies should be enjoyed all year long. And because our love to one another should be celebrated all the time and beyond a lifetime.
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"Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things." 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 ESV