Friday, November 22, 2013


Being in love is such a wonderful feeling that is hard to compare to...
loving....loving is the thing
 the thing that is better than being in love
if you have loved the same person for years and years and made it through some fires
you understand what I'm talking about.


The title link will direct you to a very wonderful 
about real love
I hope you will take the time to read the whole's very moving
and even more so that it was shared to me by my sweet glad she "get's it"!

below are a few of the excerpts that especially moved me to share with you!

He just pulled that beat-up Volkswagon Rabbit of his over in front of Murray Reesor’s hundred acre farm right there where Grey Township meets Elma Township, pulled out a little red velvet box, and whispered it in the snowy dark: “Marry me?”

The man who imagines slipping his arm around his wife’s soft, thickening middle age waistline and whispering that he couldn’t love her more

How a man proposes isn’t what makes him romantic. It’s how a man purposes to lay down his life that makes him romantic.

Because the truth is, real love will always make you suffer. Simply commit:Who am I willing to suffer for?

The kind of man whose romance isn’t flashy – because love is gritty.
The kind of man whose romance isn’t about cameras — because it’s about Christ.
The kind of man whose romance doesn’t have to go viral — because it’s going eternal.


I'm bored to tears


Anonymous said...

this post just makes me sigh,,,,,, with happiness, lovely!

NanaDiana said...

And that, my dear, is the kind of boring tears we should all experience. xo Diana

Lo veo y me gusta said...

Que haríamos sin el amor?

Leslie said...

Gina, This is so true. Love is not what Hollywood movies is gritty and there ARE lots of fires. I've been married for 32 years and have learned so much in the process.

You have such a beautiful family and I know there is lots of love there.

Enjoy your weekend! xxleslie

Castles Crowns and Cottages said...

THAT is gorgeous. I am weeping right now because the truth of the matter is YES, LOVE IS GRITTY, not glittery. It's ETERNAL. How we have been given such a gift to have a soul!!!!!!!!

Marina Pérez Bejarano said...

Great post!!!

Heather - New House New Home said...

In this world of YouTube and viral videos, so many forget the truth of real love.

I'm so happy that I'm bored too! it took me a long time to realize that it isn't about the flash and fireworks, but the warmth in the middle of the night or the fact that he woke to take the dog out at 5 am because my feet hurt too much to do it (bad plantar facitis right now).

Optimistic Existentialist said...

LOVE this post. What wonderful descriptions of true love and what it really looks like. We can all take lessons from this :)

Debbie@Mountain Breaths said...

You took the words right out of my mouth! My husband (best in the world) always says he hope he isn't too boring. Love this!

Julie Taylor and Danni Greenwalt said...

Great boring!

carolyn bradford said...

I'm bored out of my mind and wishing I'd been nicer to my boring husband that is off on a hunting trip right now and I just made him feel guilty…I'd give anything to be sitting next to boring right now! Thanks for waking me up! Much love to you! Loved this post!

StagerLinda said...

Oh Gina, this is so well said and so true. My husband is steadfast, honest, thoughtful, loving and yes, boring. I've had the flash and sizzle. Nothing beats boring.

Jan said...

What an amazing post and the link is wonderful. As a young woman I dreaded the thought of being in a marriage that turned into an endurance contest: who would bail first? Now I realize that a great marriage really IS all about endurance - enduring what Life throws at you as a couple, not as an individual. Thanks so much for writing this post. I'm sending it to several friends who will be as encouraged and uplifted as I was when I read it. -- Jan

Ricki Treleaven said...

*le sigh*…..I love this post!!!!!!!!!


Come to think of it… husband never proposed. He just told me to go the the little red box and he hoped I liked it! :/


Ann said...

I love this post.
I clicked on the image above and it took me to a wonderful website
and before I know it I was already crying while reading the story.

Thanks for sharing.

My hubby is one of the boring ones
but he is definitely a keeper.

Minha vida de campo said...


Amei seu post, falar da família e falar de amor e felicidade. Parabéns sua família é linda. Desejo muitas felicidades a sua amável família.
Tenha uma ótima semana.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Oh, Gina...this is wonderful. Loved this post. Look at how little Betty has grown!

Loi Thai, Tone on Tone said...

Indeed! Thank you for sharing....from all the boring people out there like me :)

Stacy Curran said...

Gina, this is my favorite post ever. It made me cry, but in a good way. You hit the nail on the head! Stacy

Fashion-isha said...

Wow! LOVE this! So true!