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July 16, 2010

Let your love grow

When I got married I never imagined that I would love my husband more than I did at that moment.  I couldn't have been more wrong.  After walking through life with my husband for the past 8 years, I have grown to love him so much more today than I did the day we got married.

I had this misconception before I had children too.  I thought that the moment I laid eyes on my baby I would be filled with an unconditional love for my child that would carry me through the rest of their life.  Nothing could be farther from the truth.  It's not that I didn't love the slimy, screaming mess that just came out of me, but oh how I would grow to love him more and more over the next 5 years.

Maybe I had more fairy tale expectations for my life than the average person.  But I am so glad my fairy tales didn't come true.  I am so glad I allowed my love to grow.

Philippians 1:9 says "And this is my prayer: that your love would abound more and more, in knowledge and depth of insight."

So I have this thought, maybe your fairy tale didn't turn out the way you thought it would.  Let your love grow.

And understand that growth causes your appearance to change.  When you let your love grow, it may not look the same.  Just because it doesn't look the way it used to, doesn't mean your love is gone.

Let your love grow.

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Like, some others said above, I'm not a wife or mother either, but I think this is a really good piece of advice to remember for when I am. It makes me look forward to the years to come even more. Thanks for sharing! :)

I have been marrried for about 2 1/2 months now and there is nothing more exciting, as a new bride, than to know that I will fall MORE in love with my husband! Of course, at this point in my life I don't see how that's really possible but there is something completely incredible with realizing that we WILL fall more in love over the years together :)
Thank you!

Im not a wife. Nor a mother. But i sure hope to be one someday soon. Thank you for teaching me about marriage and parenting. I will be a little less lost when i enter the "grown up" world because of you. :)

You hit the mark. My fairy tale didn't "finish" coming true. I did get to marry my high school sweetheart, I did get to see him saved, I did get to have his children (5) and we did get to have have many loving years (33). But My fairy tale ending was to grow old together serving the Lord, surrounded by our kids and grandkids(19) and friends. My truelove went on ahead of me to be with the Father almost two years ago, and I have wondered why many times. But, I know He is Lord and He knows best, and I will continue to love Him and serve Him all the days of my Life. T God be the glory.

Wonderful post Holly!

I REALLY enjoy these comments you have to say about love. Such a big misconception is that love will just 'be there' naturally as it did in the beginning with our 'true loves' (We just celebrated 14 yrs. on Tues). You mention many times the word, "let", and that's just it...I must choose, and as I do, that love determination will carry me to a deeper level - reminds me of the book of Hosea. It all parallels to our relation to our Father, check out Hosea 2:16 - I landed on that verse several months back, began studying it. The meaning of it is a depiction of our love towards our Father and it totally reminds me of our earthly relations with our spouses: the beginning, midway, and the long haul! Reminds me a bit of your comments today! Have a blessed day with your precious family.

So true! Love this post and such a great reminder! Thank you for leading us as wives and mothers!

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