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Love Endures All Things

Love Endures

Love endures all things” (1 Corinthians 13:7).

I have to admit that this well known passage on Love from 1 Corinthians is one of my favorites. At our wedding ceremony, my husband and I included this passage at our Wedding Mass some 36+ years ago. Little did I know then what this passage would mean over time. When you are young, you think you know everything as you enter the early years of adulthood. Yet, some 36+ years later, this passage continues to teach me what Love is all about.

I am married to a wonderful man. We have endured times of financial stress together, as a result of job losses and life’s overwhelming sharp turns. We have Continue reading

Family Love: The Glue of Life

Hebrews 13-5

Family Love

… the love between siblings and cousins, the love for grandparents, parents, aunts and uncles, nieces and nephews. You can choose your friends, but not your family – how true! Many of us have relatives that if given a choice, might not be our “friend.” Nonetheless, they are a part of our family. It is the family bond that keeps us together in the good times and the bad – we are there for each other, especially in those bad times, when “friends” run in the opposite direction.

We show our friends our good side for the most part, with the not-so-good stuff kept buried in our past. However, it is our family members who Continue reading

Unconditional Love: Parental Love

Ginny's First Holy CommunionUnconditional Love – I was blessed to have two wonderful parents, who were married for 54 years prior to my father’s passing in 1999. My mother died 28 weeks later. (The photo was taken at my First Communion in 1965, at age 8). For the first 42 years of my life, they were living examples of parental love to me. They loved me unconditionally, as all parents do so well.

I did not come from a wealthy family. My father worked in a printer’s shop, and my mother was a stay-at-home mom, until I turned 10 years of age. In those first ten years of my life, I required numerous surgeries on my feet, because I was born with severe Continue reading

Enduring Marital Love: The secret?

Marital Love Marital Love – With 35+ years of marriage to the same wonderful man, of this I can speak from experience. Many people ask me, “What’s your secret?”  Let’s face the truth – in this day and age, at least in the United States, we don’t see one-time marriages with longevity much anymore. When we do see them, we see a consistent theme: an enduring love that has weathered the storms of life. So, you ask, what is the secret to maintaining that enduring love?

To answer this question, I must take you back in time before I met my wonderful husband, Nick. In my teens I dated a few “frogs” before I met my “prince.” In that time, I Continue reading