So Much Love

Rusty, a Family Favorite

Rusty, a Family Favorite

Today I have been thinking about people and pets I have loved who are no longer with me.  Rusty, pictured here, is one of them.  Every time I think of him, I find myself saying, “How I loved that dog!”  And I still do!  I often think of the people in my life who are gone now and the thoughts come, —Oh, how I have loved!  And, I still do!

I wonder.  How is it that my heart is so full of love, still, for my loved ones who have died, but yet, there is room in my heart for love for new people and pets who come into my life.  When someone new comes along, there is plenty of room in my heart for love, and it doesn’t displace my love for those who have died.  How amazing this is!  There is always room for love if we open our hearts to it.  No need to be pinched, crabbed or bitter about losing my dear one.  The love, the memories are at home in me, filling the nooks and crannies of my heart home, and yet there is plenty of room for the new loves that are taking up residence there.

I feel sorry for those who close themselves and cling to that which is gone and will not welcome the new.  I’m grateful for the God-given capacity to love.  It has to be a God gift, for God is LOVE!

About NJ

I love to write! I realized in 9th grade that I really enjoyed writing. Every two weeks we had assigned topics that we were to use to write an essay. I liked writing the essays.

I’m a mom and a grandma. None of my family live nearby, but they visit when they are able to come.

I’ve been a pastor’s wife and a grade school teacher. Now I’m retired and enjoying visiting others, and indulging myself in my hobbies, –writing and art activities.

I’m very thankful for the blessings in life.

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One Response to So Much Love

  1. Sally says:

    This is beautifully written! And, so very, very true.

    We must never close off our hearts to the new while, as you stated, still having our loved ones who have passed on in our hearts.

    xoxo

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