Five minute Friday

Once again I am linking up with Lisa-Jo’s ‘5 Minute Fridays’ series.

This week the writing prompt is ‘I feel the most loved when….’

Here goes!

First things first, I must say that I feel loved a huge amount of the time. I am so blessed to have a family and friends and pupils who I adore and who make me feel loved and wanted and supported. My life is filled with a lot of affection, a mountain of giggles, and affirmation by the bucketful.

But where do I feel the most loved?

That’s simple.

I feel the most loved when I’m with Matthew.

Whether we’re hanging out, chatting, watching TV, dreaming of the future, curled up cuddling, out to dinner, doing housework, away on holiday…I feel the most loved when I’m with him. I have no idea how I became so blessed as to be granted a man who understands me so well and who constantly makes me smile and feel appreciated and loved, but I intend to work hard so I may be worthy of him.

When I’m safe with him, living our quiet and quirky little life, I’m happy and I feel loved. And I know that the time I spend there replenishes and strengthens me for all the other challenges and joys and struggles and wonders I face every day. It gives me a sense of peace and rightness which permeates every other part of my life.

It always reminds me of a favourite quote. “To love and to be loved is to feel the sun from both sides.”

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May you all know that kind of love, my friends. 🙂

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  1. Jenny
    11th March 2011 / 12:53 pm

    Beautiful words of love. I am enjoying getting glimpses into the hearts of people, 5 minutes at a time, through this fun writing exercise.{It looks like I'm your 80th follower!}

  2. The Farmer Files
    11th March 2011 / 4:00 pm

    Visiting you via 5 min Friday. I like that you posted at the top that you feel loved a huge amount of the time. I do, too. 😉

  3. Katie
    12th March 2011 / 1:27 pm

    This is so sweet!

  4. Ruth
    12th March 2011 / 1:38 pm

    Feeling the sun from both sides — I love that picture! I can just *feel* the warmth! Glad you're so blessed in your marriage. Those special men like yours aren't just everywhere! And I'm sure he would say the same about you. =)

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