at all times.
“Don’t ever love by halves, because that’s not how anyone becomes whole.
Inconvenience is the proof of Love.
That’s the bottom line: You love as well as you are willing to be inconvenienced.
You love as well as you are willing to be inconvenienced.
How well we Inconvenience ourselves for each other is the real sinews of community, that binds friendships and relationships — not how well we impress each other. Inconvenience is the DNA of healthy love.”
As I sit here I’m pondering what Miss Ann said…..and I feel our society is missing this piece of the DNA that makes a healthy love.
We are all busy. Our plates are all full.
So when someone close to you needs you….do you drop whatever it is you are doing or do you work their needs around your schedule?
I know I don’t want to love by half. I want to be whole.
With having a bff who is walking through a life threatening diagnosis it is really “in my face” on how I want “to love her.”
I want to do this journey well.
I want to stand beside her….through it all. The good, bad and ugly.
So I don’t know if I totally agree with dear Ann V. I don’t know if the “proof of love” is being inconvenienced.
(now, I’ll be honest, Ann is a bit “flowery and wordy” for me so I might have skimmed her post and missed some of the point.)
I see what she is saying….but I don’t feel inconvenienced AT ALL in serving Marcia and her family.
I feel privileged and am just so thankful that I am able to help her.
I pray that instead of being “inconvenienced” my “proof of love” shows in our talks, in our laughter, in our tears, in our silence and in my actions.
We hug each other a little bit tighter each time and there is no shortage of saying “I love you.”
This has really hit home that life is short and we never know what is right around the corner on this journey we call life.
But she has 3 weeks of radiation down and 3 to go!!!!
Now that is something to celebrate!!!!
And then the next leg of the journey will start….but we will do it together.
All of it.
The song that keeps going through my head….It is well.
Yes it is!