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Sunday, April 14, 2013

Love is many things…

If you asked 10 people what makes a good marriage you would probably get 10 completely different answers.

But here is my 2 cents told via Lego’s.

Back in December when I created “the elf on a shelf” (part one, part two) for my sweetheart I received some comments via email along the lines of :

“Well that’s nice and just what is he doing for you?”  

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Here’s the thing~ there is an idea that marriage is 50/50 all of the time. But that is not reality.

December is a hard month for my husband. So I give 110% and carry him through.

Right now I am completely exhausted by my responsibilities with family, school, work, Reve the magazine, blah, blah, blah. I wasn’t expecting much help from Mr. Décor as he left on a long business trip at the end of March. But on April 1st I received a text message from him.

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Inside the shoe I found a Lego with a message typed on a small strip of paper.

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On April 2nd I received another message from my friend Jackie.

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The 3rd of April’s message came all the way from Hawaii via my sweet foster sister Cynthia.

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Of course by day 2 I knew what the next message would say. But it was such fun for me to see who would send the text and guess where the next clue might be. (Although I didn’t spoil it by actively looking.)

Sometimes I had to get a step ladder to reach the daily Lego. Like when it was high up inside the Fashionista’s childhood doll house. But I didn’t mind.

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Yes, overall it’s simple gift. But it took some thought and planning. The result was every single day I felt SO loved and treasured. I was sort of sad when April 11th arrived because I knew the daily Lego would end.

But the love, that didn’t end.

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The pile of Lego’s sits on my nightstand. I can’t imagine I will move it anytime soon.

I still feel SO special.

But here is the best part. Every single person who was “in on it” and sent me a text, I think that they felt really special to be a part of it. The love was shared.

That’s the thing about love. Even little doses can do great things.


Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs.  Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails.” ~ 1 Corinthians 13:4-8

In observance of the Sabbath, in lieu of a comment, please share some love today.


ImagiMeri said...

Happy Anniversary my sweet friend. I'll ignore you request only because I'm always loved by my Lord and my hubby, and they in turn keep me filled up enough to give back to everyone else.

Love ya'

Chubby Chieque said...

The the way your loveones express how you are loved, cared and blessed.

Happy Anniversary.

Enjoy the best of it.
/CC girl

Ceekay-THINKIN of HOME/Doublewide Decor said...

When I was so ill from some treatments...Len would put my lunch on a tray and bring it to me in bed. He would print out something loving on paper and used the paper as a place mat. I have them. That is LOVE.

Mrs. Santos said...

I know you said not to leave comments...and please don't feel obligated to respond. I just wanted to say how inspiring this post was. I WILL be sharing the love. It makes me think of the verse Whatsoever things are...of good report, think on these things. There is so much bad and scary news in the world. It's reports such as these that give hope and cheer. God bless your day.

Designs By Pinky said...

I do try to share the love, everyday. Always to my husn=band but also to others. Since Sunday is almost over I figured I could leave a comment:):0 We have been married for 45 yers and we BOTH have to give, and compromise, and grow, and learn and forgive, but mostly, love. XO, Pinky

Vel Criste said...

so sweet Laura, and well said. I know what you mean, we are lucky to have found, and keep the love we have in our hearts and for others. :-)

The Boston Lady said...

That old romantic, Mr. Decor. So sweet, so fun, just lovely. Happy Anniversary. Ann

Liz Hockamier said...

That is the sweetest most thoughtful thing ever! He's a keeper! :)


Lisette said...

Such a sweet gesture!

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

How fun! And you are so right - love is giving 100% plus all the time!

Grace @ Sense and Simplicity said...

What sweet ways to show love to each other.

Auntie Em said...

I am such a rebel, I am going to reply to your touching post. Sorry!

First, you are right. It's not 50/'s got to be 100/100! And not only is this such an amazing story of love from your DH to set this up, but how wonderful to know how much ALL the people who took part love you so much to help him surprise you like this.
These are the sort of stories that make us believe in magic and love. Thank you for sharing! {Hugs} :)