P52: True Love

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I am participating in a project over at My 3 Boybarians called Project52 (P52)  which stands for “1 photo each week for a year.”  There is an assigned theme each week and I try to take the best photo I can related to that theme.  Here is my attempt this week…

So it’s Valentine’s week which means a Valentine themed photo topic Smile

I had already shot a fun wedding/current shot for the “I have a dream” shot so was looking to do something a little different.

Then as Valentine’s Day came and went, I couldn’t get the thought out of my mind that TRUE love is not in giving flowers, chocolates, or cards on one day during the year.  It is not in the perfect photo that you primp and prepare and stress out about.  TRUE love is seen and shown and felt in the simple, everyday, ordinary things.

TRUE love is…

  • my husband waking up at 6 am every morning, braving the cold, and usually working a 12 hour day to provide for us
  • him calling in the middle of day when I am home sick on the couch, “just to check on me and see if I wanted him to bring home something for supper”
  • digging his clean clothes out of the laundry basket and not complaining cause I have had a crazy weekend making and delivering Valentine orders
  • when it is his ONE day off, asking what I would like to do that day with him instead of making his own plans
  • still loving me even when I have bed-hair and no makeup on
  • always making sure I am protected and safe
  • being patient with me when I am wrong, have a wrong attitude, or need to get something right with God
  • loving me in spite of me
  • giving of himself to me and others
  • and I could go on and on…

Bottom line… TRUE love is found in the simple, everyday things not in the big things of grandeur.  Like cuddling on the couch after a long day with a fire candles going in the fireplace…talking, laughing, and spending time with each other.


Oh, and enjoying a hot chocolate chip cookie right out of the oven topped with vanilla ice cream Smile


Thankful for TRUE love shown to me by …

winter header - wedding photos-1

(wedding picture not taken by me, but I did edit it Smile)

How would you define TRUE love?

(And for those that read my facebook post last night  …image

this is as close to a picture you will probably ever see of me with no makeup, in my pj’s, and with unwashed hair Winking smile)



  1. You mean I clicked over here hoping to see a pic of you??? =P Very sweet post Christina. True love really is shown in the every things!!
    Laine recently posted..Project 52–Week 7: True LoveMy Profile

    • haha – you did see a picture of me! My feet! 🙂 and the unwashed hair, no makeup, and pj’s are all there too – just behind the lens instead of in front of it 😉

      hubby would say I showed him true love too, by NOT making him get all ready for a photo shoot 🙂 he could sit and eat his dessert in peace while I worked on getting the right shot 🙂

  2. I have a man like this too- we are blessed, aren’t we?!

  3. Oh so true. True love is definitely in the little things…like starting a load of laundry before rushing out the door with daughter in tow this morning and leaving a card for ME on the washing machine. ME …after HE did the laundry. Yep, we got some good hubs.
    Heather @ Thrifty Stories recently posted..My Shopping Deals: HT Super DoublesMy Profile

    • how sweet! 🙂 love that 😉

      i need to be better about leaving him cards/notes – I do sometimes in his lunch and then he will be so crazy at work that he doesn’t even get to eat lunch or read the card, so he comes home and pulls it out – sort of defeats the point. 🙂

      I have resorted to texts 🙂 at least that way he gets a change to read them.

  4. Love this!!!! But I’m pretty disappointed it wasn’t actually a pic of you. Teehee 😉
    Christa @ BrownSugarToast recently posted..Greek Chicken NachosMy Profile

  5. Christina…this was so sweet to read and a great picture of true love. I’m blessed with a husband who demonstrates true love as well and its a blessing to know of/see others who have the same! Thanks for sharing!
    Rachel recently posted..Family Photo Fun….or Fiasco?!? (part 2)My Profile

    • thanks, Rachel! It is has been fun to take these picture but even more fun to write about them.

      and yes, I am very thankful for a wonderful husband – God’s gift to me and an answer to MANY prayers! 🙂

  6. Love is found in the quiet simple moments. Great post.
    Donna recently posted..Project 52: True LoveMy Profile

  7. What a beautiful post.
    Sheila @ Seasoned Joy recently posted..Seven Quick TakesMy Profile

  8. The candle & feet -picture is just lovely… True love, in the little moments… ?

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