Saturday, August 13, 2011

Kids answer: "What is Love?"

I can't verify the source so I don't have a link, but it was a tasty "bowl of oatmeal" for my soul this morning. 
Passing it on to you...

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.  You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."  Billy, age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving cologne and they go out and smell each other."  Karl, age 5.

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most of your French Fries without making them give you any of theirs."  Chrissy, age 6

 "Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."  Terri, age 4.

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and she takes sip before giving it to him, to make sure the taste is OK."  Danny, age 7

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if you stop opening presents and listen."  Bobby, age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time.  Then when you get tired of kissing you still want to be together and you talk more.  My Mommy and Daddy are like that.  They look gross when they kiss."  Emily, age 8

"Love is like a little old woman and little old man who are still friends after they know each other so well."  Tommy, age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of chicken." Elaine, age 5.

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and still says he is handsome more than Brad Pitt."  Chris, age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after you left him alone all day."  Mary Ann, age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new ones."  Lauren, age 4.

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't bend over and paint her toenails anymore.  So my grandfather does it for her, even when his hands has arthritis too.  That's love. " Rebecca, age 8

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down and little stars come out of you."  Karen, age 7

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean it.  But if you mean it, you should say it a lot.  People forget."  Jessica, age 8.

   Love never gives up.
   Love cares more for others than for self.
   Love doesn't want what it doesn't have.
   Love doesn't strut,
   Doesn't have a swelled head,
   Doesn't force itself on others,
   Isn't always "me first,"
   Doesn't fly off the handle,
   Doesn't keep score of the sins of others,
   Doesn't revel when others grovel,
   Takes pleasure in the flowering of truth,
   Puts up with anything,
   Trusts God always,
   Always looks for the best,
   Never looks back,
   But keeps going to the end.
   (Source: The Message by Eugene Peterson) 

May we be able to substitute our name into this passage each time it says LOVE and still have it be true...