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"We're all just walking each other home." - - Ram Dass







Thursday, January 26, 2012

Five Minute Friday: Love Spoken in Action


This week's word: Tender






I watch the sun kiss the crowns of their three bent heads.  Elbows deep in sand.  Minds deep in concentration. Hearts deep in the actions of love.


It's not often I get to see my children's daddy interact with his own, but when I do ~ oh, my heart aches for the tender.



For these Pohlkotte men love in ways long since forgotten by this modern world. They love with their actions.  They love in diligence.  They love with their hands.



And this baby girl?  She gets to grow in the shade of their tree of strength.  When she is lost stranded on the shore, these men will pave her a path across, brick by brick.



I will speak softly in her ear so she doesn't miss those love moments that go by in a whisper.  Tenderness spoken in strength. Love spoken in action.

11 comments:

  1. What beautiful words, pictures, and love you share here! Thank you!

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  2. Beautifully written - I love watching the daddy/children moments too - definitely to be treasured!

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  3. Dads and kids - it can be such a great combination - hold onto these times...
    Thanks for sharing!

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  4. love the words, love the pics to go along with them! beautiful rendition of "tender."

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  5. Your words are beautiful, but the pictures tell the greatest story and show great love.

    Thanks for sharing!

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  6. Lovely, lyrical picture of tenderness.

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  7. Oh, this makes me love MY husband too. He does this with my kids. Plays with them on the beach while I sit and read and it those times together are deeply tender. Memories they will have forever. Lovely photos. It feels like they were taken just down the street where I live!

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  8. I love your last line. LOVE! http://www.ordinaryinspirations.blogspot.com

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  9. fantastic post...beautiful pictures....wonderful imagery!

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