How Sweet It Is To Be Loved…

Don’t you just love how there is at least one song for every possible situation in life–and you usually don’t have to search long to find it, thanks to Google.  Recently, I was making (another) video montage of our family.  This one in honor of Valentine’s Day!  I didn’t have to think very long before I thought of the perfect theme song for it–which also happens to be the title of this post!

As I was creating my video montage, I began to ponder, Is there anything sweeter in  life than loving and being loved?  I didn’t have to ponder long before I knew my answer…  I wouldn’t trade having all the gold and riches in the world for the honor of loving and being loved!

I still remember how I felt, all those years ago, when Ed and I met and fell in love.  We may be older, with a lot of miles on us, but our love for each other is just as strong and true as it was forty-two years ago!  In addition, the truly amazing thing is, who knew that forty-something years later, we’d be surrounded by so many loved ones who have made our lives so much sweeter over the years?

Six years after our marriage, Ed and I were blessed with a new love–in the form of an eight pound baby daughter.  We loved her and nurtured her, and she in turn, loved us back.  Over the next seven years, Ed and I were blessed with two more bundles of love, otherwise known as our sons.  With those three wonderful additions, Ed and I became so much more than just husband and wife–we became a family!

We all lived happily together in our little circle of family  love, until one day Ed and I blinked our eyes, and discovered that our children had grown up!  Before long, Ed was walking our daughter down the aisle, and giving her away to another man.  But we didn’t lose our daughter, we gained another son, in the form of a “son-in-law”.

With that wedding, we learned how to open our family circle of love, and include others.  Over the next ten years, Ed would make two more trips down the aisle, to serve as Best Man at both of our son’s weddings.  Twice more, our family circle opened wider to include new daughters.

For a long time, Ed and I had no idea that the sweetest additions were yet to arrive in our family.  You know, those little bundles of joy that you can love, spoil rotten, then send home with their parents–otherwise known as grandchildren!  We opened our family circle just a little bit wider, and it didn’t take us long to figure out that we loved being grandparents!  Our first grandchild arrived just over five years ago, with two more following!

For now, our circle of love has been enlarged by three  precious grandchildren–one girl, and two little boys.  Just the same as it was so many years ago when Ed and I were raising our little family!  Each addition to our family has been a blessing, and we treasure them all, whether they married into or were born into our family.

How sweet it is to love and be loved!  Happy Valentine’s Day!

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  1. Sweet! Another great post.

  2. Yes indeed!

  3. And don’t forget to add your blogger friends to your extended family list!! Happy Valentines Day!

  4. Grandkids are very definitely the sweetest additions to a family! Happy Valentine’s Day!

  5. Yes having some that loves us is a great blessing! Grandkids is God’s way of saying “Thank You, for not killing them when they were teens!” Great post today.

  6. You are very blessed. We, too, have been blessed with three wonderful children (all boys) and in recent years, with lovely daughters-in-law and two grandchildren. I have to agree that nothing is better than grandchildren. Happy Valentine’s Day.

  7. Have a blessed day…..
    Mama Bear

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  9. Onnn deasr… your video was blocked. Darn them. I always enjoy your movies too. You are so right. Family and friends are more precious than gold. Yuo’ve been blessed with a loving family and they’ve been blessed with you.

  10. Happy Valentine’s Day to you. That video is precious.
    So glad for the love you have in your life.

  11. What a wonderful post and video. What your family has is VERY special. The love you all have for one another is remarkable. Thanks for such a heart-warming post. Happy Valentine’s Day. ♥


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