Wednesday, June 13, 2012

loud love (52 in 52)

Love is patient, love is kind. it does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record or wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
1 Corinthians 13:4-7

Do you know someone that embodies that passage?

For me, that would be my grandma.

I've told you about her before, but there's nothing wrong with being reminded of someone great, right? :)

Of course, I'm not saying that she was perfect: She had her faults. But you could never fault her for her love towards my grandpa.

She loved him out loud. Way out loud! When he had to be put into a nursing home, she drove to sit with him every day.

Every day. Without fail.

If she wasn't feeling up to driving, she made one of her children drive her to the nursing home.

Loud love.

She spent her time there making sure Grandpa was taken care of properly. She kept him company. She entertained visitors that came by to see her and Grandpa.

The nursing home staff came to love her. They expected her to come in. And they knew she would scold them if they didn't do something the way they should. But they loved her.

We lost someone very special the day she died. But hopefully her legacy won't ever die.

I had a different passage picked out for this week's 52 in 52, but I've decided to go with this passage instead.

Because there's nothing wrong with being reminded of someone great, right?


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