How do I Love Thee…….

Today“““““““My Loren would have been 109.

It is hard to fathom that statement.  He has been gone for so long now and yet, time has had sympathy on me enough to dull my mind and my memory so that it does not seem as long in many ways as it really is.

I remember so clearly Loren’s 90th celebration.  He seemed so young to my heart back then.  Wow!  That was 19 years ago.  Could that be possible??!!??  It was 13 years ago that we took a sentimental journey which took us 5,000 miles and as many memories!! Could THAT be possible!!

I am so grateful that I am the one that was left, for two reasons:  1) It saved Loren from the gut-wrenching hurt of letting go of the one he loved so much.  2) It allowed me to find out from the gut-wrenching hurt of letting go how much – – how very much, I loved him and how the love we shared was so silently moving ahead to times when we had so many valleys to go through with health and yet the mountains were there even when they were ever so faint. And the mountain of remembrance is so concrete – so solid – so sweet in my heart that I can actually smile as the sweetness permeates through my soul, and as it grasps the heart-strings of my life, it soothes and reassures me of a love once had, always felt and remembered, and the grasp of the Lord who assures me that my Maker is my husband (Isa. 54:5) and He has, He does and He always will be with me, supplying the needs of my life.

“Place me as a seal on your heart, like a seal on your arm, for love is as strong as death, its jealousy, unyielding as the grave.  It burns like blazing fire, like a mighty flame.  Many waters cannot quench love; rivers cannot sweep it away.  If one were to give all the wealth of one’s house for love it would be utterly scorned.”                           Song of Solomon 8:6

“I will extol the Lord at all times; his praise will always be on my lips.”   Psalm 34:1

“Magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt His name together.” Psalm 34:3

Wrapped in His magnificent Agape Love

Marge Humphrey (and holding, at 83!)

It is a different day….a different way……………..but the same love!

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