Friday, May 3, 2013

I Love You!


1 Corinthians 13:13
And now these three remain:  faith, hope and love.  But the greatest of these is love.

My husband, Danny, works at home two days a week.  He enjoys this because he can sleep a little later in the mornings and doesn't have to endure a sometimes grueling commute.

But, on those mornings when he is catching the bus to ride downtown, Danny gets up early.  Really early.  Like 4:30 in the morning early.  A time when I'm so deeply asleep, I rarely hear him stirring about.

Danny skips drinking coffee at home on these days.  How he manages this, I'll never know.  Because, as you can read here, morning coffee and I are inseparable.  I have to have it as close to waking up as possible, so I always set up the water and filter the night before.  Then, all I have to do in my somnambulant state is add the coffee.

Danny knows where I go first thing in the morning.

He knows it's been a stressful week for me . . .

I open the lid to put coffee into the filter.  This is what greets me.




I love you . . . Three oh, so simple words which hold the power to change the world.

I love you . . . My eyes swim with tears of joy.  My heart soars.  My day is made!

I love you . . . The sweetest phrase to hear.  The sweetest phrase to say.

Danny, I love you, too!

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How often do you tell someone you love that you love them?  How often do you say to God, "I love you?"

Will you pray with me?
We thank You, Father, for Your infinite and boundless love for us.  May we love You with all our heart, mind, soul, and strength, and love our neighbors as ourselves.  Show us how to love as You love.  Amen.

24 comments:

  1. beautiful post.... I heart my morning coffee --that note was super thoughtful and sweet and loving.

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Amy!
      Glad to know we share that love of coffee in the morning. And, yes, I am so fortunate to have such a thoughtful, loving husband in Danny.
      Love and blessings!

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  2. How sweet this is dear Martha. Love Danny's thoughtfulness.

    We are blessed people to be surrounded by boundless love. Praise God.

    Joy always,
    Susan

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    1. Thanks so much for coming by, Susan!
      Oh, yes, it is just the best to be surrounded with boundless love. I'm so grateful to God for the gift of Danny.
      Love and blessings!

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  3. How Sweet! What a great way to start a day! You ARE blessed!
    Lori

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    1. It was the best way to start my day, Lori, and I don't take the blessing of Danny for granted.
      Thanks so much for dropping by.
      Love and blessings!

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  4. That is so sweet! I want a Danny! And yes, your point is well taken. I tell my kids I love them every day, and I try to show it, too.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Galen!
      So great to know that you tell your children that you love them every day. How wonderful!
      I'll be praying for a "Danny" in your future, my friend. :)
      Love and blessings!

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  5. I second Galen LOL! I want a Danny too :P

    Oh how I love this post :)Early morning showers of love and confirming it ~ wow!

    How often do I tell someone I love him/her? More often now than before. I think the freer one becomes, the bolder the words and stronger the conviction.

    I love you Lord. And I love my family and dear friends. I pray with you...May we be mirrors of God's love to one another.


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    1. Oh, yes, Melissa, "may we be mirrors of God's love to one another." And, always tell Him and those we love how much we love them.
      I'll be praying for a "Danny" to come into your life, too, my dear! If anyone deserves that kind of love, it's you. :)
      Thanks so much for visiting.
      Love and blessings!

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  6. It's odd but I think I tell my dogs "I love you" more than my husband, and they probably don't even understand what I'm saying. I just told my husband, "I love you."

    http://joycelansky.blogspot.com

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    1. Aw, Joyce, that's so sweet that you told your husband, "I love you." :) And, our dogs are like our children, aren't they? So, I don't think it's odd at all that you tell them you love them.
      Thanks so much for coming by!
      Blessings and love!

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  7. What a sweet post. This truly shows that it's the little things that are the big things. And as always an awesome prayer. Blessings and love.

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    1. Thanks so much for dropping in, Suzy!
      Glad you enjoyed the post and the prayer. It means so much!
      Love and blessings right back at you! :)

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  8. Such a sweet and thoughtful thing to do. Tell Danny he's got a big fan club now - and it doesn't consist of other husbands! ;) It's a blessing to have love and thoughtfulness in our lives.

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    1. Thanks so much for stopping by, Corinne!
      LOL! I will tell Danny to check out all these comments from his "fan club." He has a way of setting the bar for other guys a bit too high, but I'm certainly blessed by this.
      Love and blessings to you!

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  9. I feel happy reading this and thank you for the message. What a perfect feeling love is... That feeling is something we can give freely and you have reminded me of that! God bless you and your husband and I hope his commute is hassle free at that hour (with the exception of getting up so early)!

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    1. Thanks so much for visiting, Margaret!
      Yes, I agree that there is no feeling more perfect than love. What a tremendous gift God has given to us.
      Blessings and love!

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  10. That's really nice of Danny. He really knows how to make your day. <3

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    1. Thanks for dropping by, Janu!
      Yes, Danny indeed knows how to make my day a perfect one. I'm truly blessed.
      Love and blessings!

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  11. No better way to start the day Martha! It sounds like the sentiments of both Danny and the coffee maker (who must also love you for regular use and care :)

    A good reminder for us all to celebrate and tell those we love that we love them, including God of course.

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    1. Thank you for stopping by, Vishnu, and Happy Birthday again! Hope your day was great!
      It was a wonderful sentiment Danny shared and it did get my day off to a fabulous start, which, of course, the coffee kicked into high gear! :)
      Yes, let us always celebrate the ones we love and let them know how much we care!
      Blessings and love!

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  12. Such beautiful reminders are so important in life Martha just to let us know that life is beautiful with all the love around us <3

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    1. Thanks so much, Me, for hunting this one down and leaving such a nice comment.
      Yes! Life without love would not be worth living; may love surround you always!
      Love and blessings!

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