my heart has been
dying YEARNING for this lately. This freedom of soul, mind & spirit. To drink deeply into such an atmosphere of refreshment. A peace that brings inner joy. A place my soul thrives in. Someone fly me to California. Summer is here.
MaegFact: I wish this was my dress code for college. Similarly favors Hogwarts.
my best friend has been in europe for a week and a half and i still have half a week until we are united again. all i really want to do is be there with her, laying in above grass, rolling around, loving the Lord, loving each other & sharing in togetherness. my achy traveling heart, here again.
Actual Children’s Answers to The Question “What Is Love?”
“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 when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK.” - Danny, age 7
“Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They look gross when they kiss.” - Emily, age 8
“Love is what’s in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen.” - Bobby, age 7
“If you want to learn to love better, you should start with a friend who you hate,” - Nikka, age 6
“Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then he wears it everyday.” - Noelle, age 7
“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
“My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don’t see anyone else kissing me to sleep at night.” - Clare, age 6
“Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken.” - Elaine, age 5
“Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsomer than Brad Pitt.” - Chris, age 7
“Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day.” - Mary Ann, age 4
“I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones.” - Lauren, age 4
“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
“When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you.” - Karen, age 7
“You really shouldn’t say ‘I love you’ unless you mean it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot. People forget.” - Jessica, age 8
The gent comes in this evening! This is something for me to celebrate. He will only be in town for a short period of time, less than 24 hours rather, but nonetheless, our physical lives will be intertwined once again. What is the highest and greatest word to describe excitement? [Insert it here!] With many of these after !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
No i choose not to discuss the other things going on in my life right now such as job hunting, taking two maymesters, moving, etc etc…they all take a back seat currently.
Night of the Spirit-being purged from the deepest roots of one’s imperfections. One feels rejected & abandoned by God in this state.
It is even more excruciating because one wants only God and loves Him greatly but is unable to recognize one’s love for Him. By means of this painful purification, the disciple is led to total detachment from all created things and to a lofty degree of union with Christ, becoming a fit instrument in His hands and serving Him purely and disinterestedly.
Since Mother Teresa longed for complete union with Christ, who suffered on the Cross, she-His little bride- could not do otherwise than be united to Him in His suffering.
CHOOSING to face this deep pain with trust, surrender, and unwavering desire to please God, while demonstrating an outstanding fidelity…
… but still everything is for Jesus; so like that everything is beautiful, even though it is difficult. Saying yes to God.
Ask Jesus not to allow me to refuse Him anything, however small. I [would] rather die.
(I resonate all too well with this woman. I consider it pure joy)