Saturday, March 19, 2011

We All Need Love

We  where made to need love. Love fills in that "empty spot" in the heart. Where do we find love? Many of my friends did not have this kind of love as children. It seems to discolor finding real love as an adult. Trust issues are so damaged by a broken childhood.

Then we think we have  found the "one".  The one that will love us in sickness and health, for richer or poorer. We say vows till "death due us part".  This kind of commitment I never found. My love life was always broken.

The love I have know most has been my love for my children and a few friends that have stood beside me in thick and thin. This even makes it hard for me to trust God's love. I  have to tell myself he love me even more than I love my children. My love for my children has always and will forever be without condition. I hurt when they hurt.

My daughter Alice is going through a real rough time. I can not fix "it" at the current time. This causes me great pain. I only know that I am thankful that God does understand me with all my brokenness.


Tracy said...

Yes, He does understand us with all our broken-ness and even in spite of it. I pray for Alice and for you to find comfort in many ways.
thinking of you Wanda...

Anonymous said...

I really like the image you chose for this post. It's absolutely right-- not all scars show. And that's so hard. The thing about physical illness is that in most cases people can see it and so they can offer their help. But when the scars and pain are inside your mind people can't see and therefore don't offer their help. I really struggle with this.

I'm so sorry to hear that Alice is struggling. My heart goes out to both of you.

Wishing you well,

Tempest Nightingale LeTrope said...

I almost feel that parental love is the only true love that I have ever felt. For the most part I have felt patently unloved and unloveable for my entire life.

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