Love is complex. In my 31 years on the earth, I feel like I am still trying to figure it out.
Do you understand love?
How do you feel loved?
We can all experience love in different ways. Gifts, actions, words, and time are a few ways we can feel love.
What is true of love? I turn to 1 Corinthians 13 to find the answer.
You probably have heard it a few times at weddings. It is one of the bible’s most famous passages, and for good reason… It gives a beautiful definition for the word Love.
Love is patient. Love is kind. Are the first two things we hear about love in this passage.
It wasn’t until our foster son came to live with us that I started to really break down this verse to how I live my life now.
As I realized we couldn’t expect changes and behaviors from our foster son (that we had been working on from birth with our children), I found myself learning to live love is patient. As we tried to teach our foster son, what love is by our actions and words we started using a simple parenting method based off this verse.
What is love? Love is patient. Love is kind.
This phrase became a constant in and around our house. We said it. We believed it. We held on to it.
I wanted to create some kind of reminder for this phrase. We knew it held a powerful message. One that has been used largely in shaping our lives. And to be honest, is still shaping our lives as we are trying to be patient with the sale of our house.
This message needs to be heard from the tree tops. We all need to be reminded to truly live love.
With this thought in mind, I found myself designing t-shirts.
I love these shirts. We worked hard to find a shirt that was soft, vintage like. We were successful with the adults. It has that favorite shirt feel from the very start. The design has been sublimated into the shirt, so you don’t feel it by touch. The kids shirt is a more standard 50/50 shirt, but I tell you when I see it on one of my kids….it is like a walking billboard or a memo note on your frig that brings a world of perspective in my impatient moments.
I don’t know about you but I need all the reminders I can get. I am one call away from my realtor asking me to leave the house (after we just started school) for a house showing, from losing my cool. Patience is not naturally in my blood, yet I desperately want to love well.
I will continue to strive for a life bigger than me and to love bigger than me….as I work on patience with my here and now.
Thanks for being in this journey with us!