Love makes us strong

December 10, 2014

Any parent of a critically sick child can tell you that this is true. So can any caregiver.

Love makes us strong.

When we think we can not rise to the occasion, when we can’t do another thing, sit another minute, stay up another hour, it’s love that gives us strength.

If you’ve been through this, then you know the lesson all too well. And it IS a lesson.

When we were young, we’d read about how weak love makes us. In those days, it was romantic love, that crazy love of the young that makes us do things that are, well, inexplicable.

But as we age, we learn to access a deeper and more meaningful love.  The kind that makes us almost super-human.

Of course, young parents with seriously ill children get that learning early.

If you’re facing a challenge with a loved one and think you haven’t got the strength to take another step to help, think again.

Because as this profound wall piece says, we don’t know our own strength until we have seen how strong love makes us.

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14 comments on “Love makes us strong
  1. There is nothing stronger than love…this design is amazing!

  2. Michelle says:

    As the mother of a recovering heroin addict, I can say that this is very very true. I mean, sure..maybe with a touch of PTSD thrown in..but you do find a well of strength to draw from.

  3. Michelle says:

    And thank you…that was a lovely read first thing this morning

  4. It’s a gift of aging that helps us realize how strong love does make us. Who knew? But it’s so true. Loved the quote.

  5. Mary says:

    Coming from a large Italian family, I realized early on, love (and a little prayer) can get us through anything!

  6. suzi t says:

    So so true. As someone who has been with an ill child for ages now, you are so correct.

  7. Loving one another is the key to so much going on around the world and in our homes…it is the best weapon we have in our arsenal! Always a great reminder, Carol!

  8. Carolann says:

    Love does indeed make us strong! My family and loved ones are my light and love. Age does indeed make our understanding of true love much deeper for sure. Great post!

  9. Donna says:

    It was said long ago….love one another, and said not too long ago…love is all there is. You are right love makes us strong and gives us a reason to live.

  10. Helene Cohen Bludman says:

    I agree that love makes us stronger. I also believe that we don’t know the capacity of our strength until we are tested.

  11. I love that sign and this message you’re sharing here. In the end — and in so many ways — it truly ends up that, ♫ “All you need is love.” ♪

  12. I love the design.
    My daughter and son-in-law had a serious ill baby when they were only twenty-one. I was amazed and extremely proud of the way my family pulled together and circled around them and we all still do. They certainly beat the odds by staying together. Most couples with special needs children don’t make it. They amaze me.

  13. WendysHat says:

    This is so true and I love that quote and picture. It is sometimes sad that through trials people learn and grow so much. Seems like there should be an easier way.

  14. These designs are so pretty. The boxing gloves and “love” squirt bottle are precious. And how true this quote is!

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