Saturday, February 4, 2023

Love of my own....

 Everyone dreams about falling in love

Visions of rainbows and sunshine above 

But when my rainbows have faded and sunshine is gone

I was still searching for a love of my own. 

The words are from a song titled, "Love Of My Own."

With the love month starting today some are thinking about what to get for their love, whoever that might be. After being married 59 years when my husband ask me what I want and I usually tell him nothing. I am one of those hard to buy for women. I don't want flowers because they just die slowly. I don't want candy because I am over weight.  I have no needs to be met and through the years I have found those things you can hold in my hands do not make me feel loved. Give me a man who loves God and depends on Him to love me and I am a content women of God. 



Rest of song. 

Then one day a stranger came, and He called out my name.

And ever since His gentle touch, I have not been the same

He replaced all the dreams and chasing rainbows.

With His joy on my heart and a love or my own

And since I met Jesus, I know what love really is

And since I met Jesus there been no feeling like this

With His joy in my heart and a love of my own. 

I am in constant learning how to live this earthly life while walking with a love of my own.  This love that has captured me and won my heart makes it possible to love others better, to show grace when needed.  It's not a frail love that resides in my heart, it never quits, never disappoint me.  That love keeps me in love with my valentine, my husband and loving myself and others. 

This love is for everyone, and it cost us nothing.  It's better than chocolate for it never melts or spoils.  It never dies like flowers.  It can help an earthy love be at peace.  

Romans 8:38–39
"For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord." (NIV)


  1. Jesus is our one true Valentine, Betty. With Him, we have all the love we need and some to spare to those around us.

  2. So true Martha, He does give us love to spare since His it top quality, and does not run out. Good thoughts.

  3. Amen! What a wonderful song! And after 53+ years of marriage, I am in total agreement with you. When we've got Jesus and we still have our sweet Valentine living with us, what more could we need? We are truly blessed.

  4. Hello Pamela, hadn't seen you lately, was wondering how you were doing. I like to post weekly but sometimes the weeks come to quickly and I am not ready to unload my thoughts. Pray all is well. It's good to be grateful for our mates but extra thankful for the Lord who says He will be my husband if needed. Blessings

  5. What a sweet Valentine's post, Betty! How true it is - we really have need of nothing physical, but rather enjoy the simple little things that mean so much. A gentle hug, a sweet smile, a kind deed - these things make up the simple fabric of our lives. Jesus is the greatest Valentine of all, and He shows us how to love those in our lives, that is wonderful you and your husband have been married for 59 years, such a true testament to love!

  6. Dear Betty! I loved this post. So sweet and I could agree with you more. I have missed reading your posts. I no longer get notified when bloggers publish a new post, and I seem to have lost touch with so many. It is very sad. The only way I can remember to visit is when I see the posts in my inbox. I am so thankful to visit with you tonight and thank the Lord you are doing well. Sending much love your way, sweet friend.