How Webster defines LOVE:
2 : the object of attachment, devotion, or admiration ;a beloved person : darling —often used as a term of endearment
3: unselfish loyal and benevolent concern for the good of another: as (1) : the fatherly concern of God for humankind (2) : brotherly concern for others b : a person's adoration of God
I think these are awesome ways to describe the most sought after feeling, emotion, and state in the universe. I feel you can love many different people in many different ways. I love so many people, and since this is my blog, I get to ramble on about it!
Let's start with family first...Mom-I love my mom for taking care of me, being there for me when I need it, her beauty, her honesty. Dad (David)-I love for being there from the beginning, even though it wasn't his resposibility. Little David-I love his confidence, his love of life, his affection for others-including me! Samantha-I love that she's a diva, a mini-me, her love of the arts, and her love of fun. I love my father and his family so much as well, even though I don't get to see them as often as I like, they still mean so much to me.
Coco-I love her companionship, loyaltly, and her excitement when I'm around. I love that she loves EVERYONE, and that everyone seems to love her. I love that she can read my emotions. She seems happy and upbeat when I'm happy, and she cuddles when me when I cry. She also puts up with my ridiculousness-and dutifully stands there while I dress her like a human. :) She makes me smile EVERYDAY!
I love my friends-Melody-(the LOML!) hehe...I love our inside jokes, the fact that we can have a good time whether we're in sweatpants on the couch, or dolled up for a night out, I love how much we laugh when we're together. She's probably hands down one of the coolest people in the world. :) Kathy-I love how long she's stuck around for my drama! I love that she is there for me when it counts. I love her love for her family. Brooke-I love that most of our together is spent laughing and lounging, I love her acceptance of everything, I love the fact that she stands by me no matter how ridiculous the choices I make are. Elisabeth-I love that we seem to have a common bond in such a short amount of time, I love how much fun we have together and how we share so many of the same interests, I love her determination to make anything work, whether it be a relationship, a busy schedule, or some crazy craft. Crystal-I love her ability to make everything fun and beautiful, her creativity, and the best thing about her is she is able to find the good in EVERYONE. Becky-I love that after all these years, we still can get together every once in a while and reminisce and pick up right where we left off. I love her affection for her family. Ashley-I love how much time we get to spend together at a place that would be terribly dull if she weren't there. I love her concern for what's going on with me, and how she always provides a listening ear. Honor-I love her for being there for me at a time when I was really low, and opening her home to me. I love her love and compassion for her close friends.
I love all of my fabulous friends, even if they weren't noted on here...but no one wants to read a 20 page blog post. :)
Last but CERTAINLY not least, my Savior. I love him mostly for His unconditional love for me and the extremely imperfect person I am. He loves me for all of my faults, and He died for me! There have been many times in my life that I feel closer to Him than others-but one thing is for sure...the closer I feel to him, the more happy and fulfilled I feel about my life. I screw up everyday, multiple times a day, and He forgives me. I love that no matter what the circumstance, I have always been taken care of. I feel like most of my worries are foolish, because He always takes care of me. Whether it be some huge worry about a family member, or some small worry like me forgetting my lunch, I've always been provided for. I am so thankful for that.
My favorite part of the definition of love is "the unselfish loyal and benovelent
concern for another" I think this is beautiful!
I'd love to hear about others and their loves. :) So please share!