Oh you got to you got to remember the love,
You know that love is a gift from up above
Share love, give love, spread love
Measure, measure your life in love.
~Rent, Seasons of Love~
I had read this post by Zil on her blog The Three Little Birds some time ago and I keep coming back to it.
I love this idea- to measure a life in love.
If I look back to when Gabriel died, I can see so much love expressed to me and my family. The nurses at the hospital who compassionately stayed with us (or stayed away) depending on what we needed. The memory box given to me from an unknown mom who had also lost her baby. Women from church who stopped by with meals. The coworkers at my husband's work who covered for him as he was out for a week.
But this is measuring my life by the love.
What if I measure Gabriel's life by the love?
In his so short life he was only loved- by his mom and dad, his grandma, his siblings.
So I'm trying to do this- remember the love. Instead of focusing on the pain I felt, the fear, the sadness, the hurt and confusion, I am going to try to remember the love.
I hope today is gentle for you.