Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Too Much Love

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Yesterday, in the middle of cooking a large meal, in the midst of pots and pans and things in the oven, rolls that didn't want to rise, and impatient and hungry little boys, my husband wrapped his arms around me, dipped me and kissed me. I stopped worrying about dinner and kissed him back.

Doesn't every woman want to be swept off their feet?

In the middle of a giggle from me as Mr. Croft kissed my neck, Andrew proclaimed, "You guys have too much love in there!"

Too much love? Mike said, "Mommies and Daddies can't have too much love!" and kissed me again, with our boys looking on.

Is there such a thing as too much love? In a world declaring the need for me, me, me, there seems to be no room for "we". We would all be better off if we just took a moment and thought about fulfilling another's needs instead of our own. In the middle of the hustle and bustle of life, we all need to be reminded that we are genuinely loved, and soak up those moments. (Thank you handsome husband!)

Dinner will still get ready on time. The kids will get fed. You'll always have the dishes to clean later. The difference is that you and your spouse will have fed your marriage, and you will have taught your children that there can't be too much love in your home.

Love is taking time to recharge your relationship, even if it means ignoring dinner and letting the dishes remain dirty for a bit.


  1. This is very true, and we need to do it more here. Sometimes I feel that we do a great tag-team parenting, but we don't have enough time as a couple. It doesn't help that our families are far away, so we are flying without a safety net. I want to work more next year on carving out more time for ourselves.

  2. awwww i love that too much love!

  3. Diana! That's so cute! I hope I have that someday! Thanks for being a wonderful example to me!

  4. A great reminder to cherish that most important relationship. It needs to be nurtured too.

  5. Andrew's comment made me giggle. I used to watch my mom and dad kiss in the kitchen and complain, "food is being prepared in there!" But it really did teach me something valuable about love and marriage. What a great thing to reassure our children of in this crazy world - that mom and dad love each other. :)

  6. Thanks for the reminder. There can never be TOO MUCH love!!!

  7. That's very sweet! Here's a link to one of my fave blogs that's ALL about this!