• Falling In Love – What Does It Really Mean?

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    So it’s the day of love huh? What does it really mean though… especially to the believer? I found a great article to help us all out from Teresa Shields Parker’s, Real God, Real People:

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    When you say, “I love you,” what do you really mean? Do you mean a feeling that bubbles up from inside and spreads throughout your body making you feel warm and tingly at the same time?

    It’s interesting the terminology we use for love. Have you ever “fallen in love?” What does that mean?

    Falling in Love

    I have this uncanny ability. I can walk across a flat parking lot with no potholes or obstacles in the way and fall down. OK, I know what you’re thinking, that’s because she’s over 55.

    No, the particular incident that looms large in my mind is when I was a teenager walking across the parking lot to go into the Biscayne Mall. That mall has since been leveled and a new mall built.  Needless to say, that was more than 40 years ago. I still have this unique ability today.

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    Is falling in love like that? One minute you are walking along chatting with your friends and the next you are flat on your face saying, “I’m in love with that guy I just saw?”

    Love at first sight

    Call me corny, but I do believe in love at first sight. I fell in love with my husband the first time I met him. I had gone to a Christian coffee house where I didn’t know a soul. It was early. No one was inside. I felt utterly alone. I stood self-consciously looking around wondering what to do. He walked out and greeted me pleasantly.

    I loved his smile, his large hands as they warmly shook mine, the big wooden cross around his neck and his David McCallum-style hair. If you don’t know who that is, google him but look at the pictures of 40 years ago, not of today.

    The feeling of love started that day. You know what I’m talking about, the feeling you want to be with him every second. The electric sparks that go off when he takes your hand or puts his arm around you. The fireworks that ignite when he kisses you.

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    However, the way I knew it was love was how that love grew more as we learned more about each other. Even when we were apart and had broken up for awhile, love was still there. It was clouded by despair, but it was still there.

    God led us back together and less than four years after we met, we were married. On that day I made a lasting commitment to honor him.  Before that day, though, I had made a conscious choice to love him.

    I remember long phone calls when were more than 1,000 miles apart. I remember him showing up on my doorstep in Richmond, VA. I remember me making the decision to take a month’s leave of absence from a job I loved to come back to Missouri to find out if indeed we really did want to get married. These were all actions that indicated commitment.

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