I don’t know why but my heart has been heavy all day today.
It could be because love hurts.
We have been given the blessing of love.
It is universally understood but cannot be explained.
Love can also be a curse.
Love causes an ache so deep that we can never forget.
To the mama person whose child is wayward,
continue in faith.
To the mama person who can’t seem to bring a baby into this world,
your sorrow is understood by God.
To the mama person who doesn’t recognize the person they love anymore,
pray for them.
To the mama person whose child was taken too soon,
your child is in the arms of our Savior.
To the mama person whose anxiety/depression is getting the best of them,
look into the eyes of your children loved ones.
My whole life I have had a heart that is too big. My heart is so sensitive and feels sorrow for those I don’t even know. This could explain why my heart is so heavy.
Although my heart aches for my own sorrows and those around me, I am grateful that we have the gift of love.
Because that is what it is… a gift.
If I had a choice to give up loving so that I would not have to feel the ache it brings with it, I would choose love every day.
In the words of Thomas S. Monson (President of the LDS church):
“Love is… the noblest attribute of the human soul. Love is the remedy for ailing families, ill communities, and sick nations. Love is a smile, a wave, a kind comment, and a compliment. Love is sacrifice, service, and selflessness.
Without the pure love of Christ, Mormon counsels, ‘[we] are nothing.’”
Our world would be even worse than it is if we did not have love. So during the month designated for love..
PS- If you would like to read more of the words by Thomas S. Monson, his message for February is centered on love.