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In our early years we learn to crawl then walk, talk, and to feed and dress ourselves. When school years come we learn colors and shapes, numbers and letters, and then reading, writing and arithmetic. There is something new to learn on every step of our journey. The most precious lessons aren’t learned within the four walls of a classroom. They are learned in the classroom of life.
Perhaps the most precious of these life lessons is learning to love someone well. How do we learn to love? Where do we look for that lesson?
We look to the examples of love that God has surrounded us by. Be it parents or maybe grandparents with marriages that have stood the test of time, or couples that you are friends with. Who are your couple role models? I have been blessed to know several wonderful couples who have modeled what love should look like. The most present of these in my life right now are my dear friends Chuck and LeeAnn, who celebrated 12 years of marriage yesterday! Happy Anniversary guys!
I have seen love modeled before me. I have been failed by love, and then, by the God so full of grace, been given another chance at love. I am thankful for the grace that comes in the places where I say the wrong things and do the wrong things, and grateful for the one who lets me find my way back to the right things, even as he picks on me along the way. For you, I am ever so grateful.
Here’s to learning to love someone well and for grace along the way! To love that stands the test of time.