True Love

True Love

During this week when cupid raises his (or her) pointed arrow, we most often think of rose petals on silk pillows, candy in the shape of hearts, or bundles of flowers popping from vases. We forget that it is really about love. And love does not always look like a fairy tale. Not a surface love that comes and goes as fast as the holiday itself, but a love that is deep in meaning and satisfies the soul’s yearning. We usually never recognize this type of love, or we remember it after the moment has passed. I was just fortunate to recognize this moment of love one evening as friend’s gathered, had dinner, and experienced rich conversation. I have also been blessed to experience this type of love from my children and with the simple movement of my husband’s hand. This time may never come again, but it was true love. We were all honest and open, sharing our inner fears, joys, and purposes. It happens when your soul can be filled no more. I hope for you this week a true love moment that will enrich your soul. Hold it in your heart and soul forever!

True Love

All the voices in the restaurant really did not matter.

The ones gathered around the table were there to enjoy the spirits of each other.

On this day of love,

They shared stories of death, birth, love, and life.


They could have cared less about other voices surrounding them,

Because they were there to share their souls.

As they shared “passing”,

They could do so with confidence that they knew it would be the next part of the journey.

The others knew the one blessed in “passing” first would guide the others when their journeys changed direction.


Their breaths carried in the air surrounding them with care, concern, and love for each other.

The laughter they shared was with each other and within themselves!

The meal was not a physical observance,

But rather a spiritual observance.


Each one felt that God was absolutely at the table.

As they parted, each one knew they were truly loved.

Lori Rennae Hickman Chapman

There is a soul out there for every soul. Sometimes people settle for others that are just not right for them. Sometimes people get caught up in themselves and cannot recognize someone else giving love. Be patient if you are waiting for that true love—they are out there for you! Be yourself—don’t try to be for someone else—be for God and that true love will find you!

Happy Valentine’s to my true soul love—Danny! Most of all thanks for the conversations, the silent times, the laughter, the love, the hard times, the commitment, the good times, and the will to love me for who I am.

Thank you so much for reading this week—love to you and yours!





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