Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Choosing LOVE

apretty61 Each time my children have reached a certain age in their lives, I began wondering, worrying, inquiring, praying for them to find love (in all the right places, that is!)


atruth                                                                                     Mighty 2 Save 

I do agree this is true. I pray this would not be their choice – to choose unhealthy love, unhappiness or to choose love for any other reasoning other than that they’re in love!

It can happen though.

1025 001 It’s difficult when you’re young like my 21 year old is to know for sure what true lasting love looks like when you still don’t even know yourself.

My simple advice has been that your future “love” should be as sweet as your dogs…


                         And if the “love” you choose doesn’t LIKE dogs, well there’s a sign! Ha!

     You should also remember the essence of pure love, such as in this case, her love of being

                                                                      Aunt Katie to our Madison…

akatiea                                             Having fun with Madison’s Mommy, Megan on your left

                                         and Aunt Katie getting the smooshie kiss in too on vacation! 

                                           Our hearts are so delicate and need to be protected and nurtured…

aheart1                                                                           Mary Ruffle

I wish I could save heartache for my children, but then I suppose there’s no way to grow if all in life and love comes so simply…

Lessons learned give us the gift of wisdom in our lives…

aheart2                                                                       Mary Ruffle 

My wish for my children, as you wish for yours, that they are divinely happy every day in the simple joys of life…

aheart5                                                                              Mary Ruffle

That the Love they choose encourages, inspires and supports them to move to becoming more of

the genuine person God created them to be….

aheart10                                                                              Mary Ruffle


I worried for my firstborn as I do my youngest, and I remember to have faith

as in the words of my daughter Megan, Fairytales do come true…

aheart12                                                      Megan and Oliver said “I do” August 4, 2007

                               Yes, a Fairytale came true, but it only remains through a dedication

                              to grow and the learn and to compromise, to forgive, to forget, to enjoy,

                              to laugh with, to spend time with, to hold close those whom we love and

                                         Who love us back… Suzie Button

aheart13                                                                        Love Midori

”I love that you get cold when it’s 71 degrees out. I love that it takes you an hour and a half to order a sandwich. I love that you get a little crinkle above your nose when you’re looking at me like I’m nuts. I love that after I spend the day with you, I can still smell your perfume on my clothes. And I love that you are the last person I want to talk to before I go to sleep at night. And it’s not because I’m lonely, and it’s not because it’s New Year’s Eve. I came here tonight because when you realize you want to spend the rest of your life with somebody, you want the rest of your life to start as soon as possible.

When Harry Met Sally, 1989       via Love Midori


  1. Hi Suzie,
    What a beautiful, touching post. I know that I pray everyday that my son will find his true love and not be hurt.
    Your words are touching and your photos so lovely.
    Your daughter is so beautiful and I hope that her true love endures forever.


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  3. Oh my, what a beautiful post, it's truly one full of so much wonder and love, truly profound statements.

    I am happy I dropped in, I would not have missed this for anything! You are a such and gifted and great writer.