This past week the phrase “I Love You Anyway” became a popular saying in our house. I did something that I knew disappointed my husband. Feeling terrible after I saw the let down on his face I asked, “But you love me anyway, right?” He replied, “Of CouRse.”
Then a few days later, my daughter broke one of my favorite Christmas ornaments. Initially I gasped, but after seeing how terrible she felt I said, “Leanne…it is oKaY. Accidents happen. I LoVe you anyway.”
I am so gRateFul for the people in my life that will love me anyway…no matter if I ruin their favorite shirt…cancel on a play-date because I’m feeling overwhelmed as a Mom…or call them to vent and never ask them how their day is going.
Everyone needs someone in their life that will show unconditional loVe whether it be a friend, family member, spouse or pet (and of course Jesus! Can I get an “Amen?!”). Maybe it is time to return the favor and show someone you love them back, even though they hurt you recently or did something that bothered you. Remember how great it feels to be loved “anyway”, and give it to another in return.
P.S. These roses were a “surprise” from Doug and Leanne after church on Sunday. Just another reminder that I am LoVed AnYwAy! Now it’s time for me to pass it on….