Thursday, October 11, 2012

Unconditional Love, a Birthday, & Other Thoughts

{ this post may be a bit scatterbrained. it's sort of a mind dump. sorry }

I feel like my blog isn't always the most honest and thoughtful place in the blogosphere. There are many times I have these thought-provoking inner monologues, and I want so desperately to share them with you all. However, I often immediately forget the exact sentences that just zoomed through my brain, and it leaves me annoyed that I wasn't made with a built-in thought recorder. I could really make use for a rewind button so that I could replay my thoughts with a keyboard at hand. I just a few minutes ago had this really great thought, and I sat down to type it but couldn't remember exactly what it was I had just said to myself.

It's not that I talk to myself, unless you count quietly in your own mind as talking to yourself. I just have a lot of thoughts that often scurry, and sometimes creep, through my head. The creeping thoughts are the ones I have longer to hang onto, and sometimes I'm able to regain my ground enough to remember the scurrying thoughts. Often times though, I'm left sitting in front of my computer wondering what was I trying to say again? I guess maybe I need to do more writing. For some reason my thoughts don't translate to the computer screen as well as they do to paper. Call me old fashioned, but I love spending a little quality time with my thoughts, a pencil, and paper. I must do more of that!

{ my husband and I over five years ago... wow, time flies! }

Oh shoot, I was only thinking about unconditional love to myself wasn't I? Speaking thinking of unconditional love, today is my husband's birthday. I am so blessed to have him in my life, and I can't help but be thankful that everything happens for a reason. Without previous heartache and pain, I wouldn't have been led into my husband's arms. God sure does work in mysterious ways, huh?

Speaking of God working in mysterious ways, I read a blog post today that really had me thinking. Like more than normal thinking. Great, like I need help with that, right? I've got enough thoughts as it is, but I just couldn't help but have thousands more after reading Jenni's post today ... and the article she linked to as well. There's just something so fascinating about life and death. You can't have one without the other.


Happy Birthday to my husband!

Oh, and again, speaking of unconditional love. There are so many great things about unconditional love. We can't be wrong. We can't mess up beyond repair. We don't have to be perfect, and we definitely don't need to bend in order to fit what someone else wants us to be. We can be forgiven, and we are worthy. Unconditional love can be difficult to have/do, but it's necessary for our happiness and so worth the effort. Start with yourself and continue loving others!

We, most importantly, must tap into the greatest source of unconditional love if we want to learn to give it relentlessly. You can't give what you don't have to give in the first place, right?


  1. Happy birthday to your hubs!

    Jenni's post got me thinking, too. She always does that to me!

    Oh, and one more thing. About internal monologues. You are so right about needing a recorder built in to your brain. My best blog posts happen around mile 3 of my runs around the neighborhood. And they are promptly deleted from memory as soon as I begin my cool-down stretch. Soooo frustrating!

  2. What a sweet post! Happy birthday to your hubby! :) He's lucky to have a wife that loves him unconditionally - it's a rarity!
    Isn’t That Charming.

  3. Happy birthday to your man! What a beautiful post!

  4. Happy birthday, Nate!! :)

    Unconditional love is a serious thing. That's the kind of love I can only hope to have toward B and our future kids.