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What Love Looks Like

I have some friends starting new marriages, and new relationships. It makes me happy to watch them, they gaze adoringly into each others eyes, laugh at their own private jokes, and when they are apart, the other is all they talk about.  This side of love is the most familiar to me, it's what people would commonly recognize as "love", and to be honest, sometimes I miss it. In conversation with these friends, it has come up now and then, that they are worried for what things will be like in their relationship when this "phase" is going to end, as it inevitably will, if their relationship is growing. 

I don't really remember when that changed in my relationship with my husband, it was small, and over time, so there was no cause to mourn its passing. However, it has left me with other questions, and those are, what then, does love look like? How do I still show him that I love him? Do I miss "love" when it comes from him, because it looks different tha…

"God Bless Us, Every one!" - A Christmas Carol

We had this family tradition growing up, where we would watch all of the best old Christmas movies as the snow, reflected in the light of the oversize Christmas bulbs, piled up outside.  Though it first appeared in a grainy black and white, and then later as told by Muppets, A Christmas Carol has always been one of my favorites.

Ok, so I know that this is an iconic book that has been since turned into movies and plays, but it made literature accessible to me, even as a small child, and it was then I grew to love it.  Not to mention the fact that it is absolutely filled with all of those hidden gems that have the power to make people find the truth about themselves and the season.

If I could work my will...Every idiot who goes about with Merry Christmas on his lips should be boiled with his own turkey, and buried with a stake of holly through his heart! (Scrooge)
I always laugh at this line. Maybe it's just me, but when I think about attempting to pack up the kids, and hit the overcro…