Tuesday, March 21, 2006

CAPACITY TO LOVE

There was a time where I felt I had no love to give. My love was totally dormant. I was in a dead-end long term relationship and although I thought I loved this man, I still felt stagnat. I wasn't aware I felt that way until the end to the 12+ year relationship. I worked through the hurt and bought a puppy. Too funny you might think, but it is true. My Brother called me one day and suggested that I get a puppy, one that was being advertised at his work. As I was able to pick the puppy, name, care, and train this bundle of fur, I started to feel the love that I was able to give to another living and breathing being. I felt the unconditional love from Mesa as I was able to love unconditionally back.

Today, as I was driving home from mailing my February and January Secret Pal gifts, my heart was full of love for the personally unknown families who were going to be opening my gifts. These families are just names to me, but we are all one large family. We are experiencing the same joy, sorrow, and the same waiting period for our little bundles of Chinese treasures.

As each day draws closer for me to be united with Tate, all my thoughts are of the limitless amounts of love I have to give to her and others who will cross in our paths. Somehow love is a balloon, the more you stretch it the more it is able to expand.

"As I have loved you, love one another"

7 comments:

Melissa said...

Beautiful... If you only knew how I spent this morning, you would know how lovely it was to read your post!

Kim M. said...

Lisa,
Beautifully said. Thank you!

Sandy said...

You always had the capacity to love, it just got buried for awhile! And Mesa helped bring it back to the surface while your heart healed. Your posts show that you are a very loving person and I am blessed for having found your blog!!! Thank you for sharing!

Joannah said...

What a great post! It's apparent through the way you reveal your hear that you have a great capacity for love. Mesa and Tate are lucky girls!

Christi said...

Amen sister! I have never felt as much love in my heart as I do now. It's a wonderful feeling, and so healing.

Christi said...

Amen sister! I have never felt as much love in my heart as I do now. It's a wonderful feeling, and so healing.

Lisa & Jeff said...

What a beautiful post! Thank you.