Here’s to the lovers who love,
who show up wholehearted or hang back in respect,
who honor with presence or make needed space,
who lavish their time or spend themselves instead
with the fierce kind of patience that affection may require,
who ask questions or who ask nothing,
go the distance or go back home.
Whatever love asks.
Here’s to the givers who forgive.
To the ones who grieve well,
who show up for celebration
and for dry bones,
Who care gentle and fight fair,
who invite God and raise hell.
To the ones blazing love,
lighting fire to the night,
egos laid down
and hearts bared to the light.
Here’s to the lovers who love.
“We can have our junk together in a thousand areas,
but if we don’t have love,
we are totally bankrupt.”
– Jen Hatmaker
“Ego judges and punishes;
love forgives and heals.”
Over here celebrating my heros: everyday people who love.
Oh God, take us there.