My wife, Trish posted the following blog on her site, http://www.robertssister.com earlier today. I enjoy reading her post because her writing style makes you feel as if you a apart of the story.
Love Is All Around Us
“It is Valentine’s Day so why not talk about love? There are many examples of love that I have been privileged to witness and not just the lovey-dovey kind found in commercials for Valentine’s Day chocolates or Viagra.
Love is going through life knowing you have someone on your side. Even when they drive you crazy sometimes.
Love is sitting by a friend’s side in spirit, through text, phone and email while her husband dies after putting up a valiant fight to live.
Love is another friend (GJ) finding creative ways to boost the spirit of our friend, Kathy, as she maintained a vigil as her husband passed after a brutal fight against Lewy Body Dementia. Then seeing that creativity take off in social media with a ritual of #coffeewithacaregiver.com.
Love is the persistent cat who thinks you should be petting him instead of pounding on the keyboard. And will lie down on the keyboard to prove his point.
Love is the outpouring of concern and worry over a social media friend who was in a very bad space. His friends and family were alerted and he was able to get the help that he needed in time. The kindness of “strangers” was such an example of pure love that it sticks with me to this day, several years after this happened. Those online connections cannot be dismissed.
Love is not only a gift of flowers and chocolates but the willingness to do the day to day care of a loved one.
Love is coffee dates, shopping and belly laughs with my daughter.
Love is a romantic proposal in the snow and puppy kisses to boot.
Love knows Other Brother is a phone call or text away and that he will answer every single time.
Love is a son who takes his mom to breakfast regularly and sees it as a blessing and not a chore.
Love is sisters being silly together – sometimes at a time others would consider inappropriate but we consider hilarious.