Wednesday, June 17, 2009

"LOVE IS..." and Other Things That Matter

"LOVE IS...
Having Each Other When Bad New Is Received

For those of you who are new to my Blog you will find that on Wednesdays I share my old "LOVE IS..." clippings. When I was dating my hubby of many years he would routinely cut from the newspaper the latest drawing by Kim Grove and tuck it inside his love letters to me. I lovingly saved them all these years... The 'cartoons' (which my son thinks looks like his father and I in the late 70's) offer up a wide range of topics and are as relevant today as they were 30 years ago.

This little clippy is especially meaningful to me given the news of our brother-in-law's health issues (see the middle column of my Blog). How grateful and thankful I am to have had someone in my life to share my daily experiences with. My Mr.AGPMan has always been one to help shoulder my pain, carry my burden or measure my loss. He's always been there to "dress the wounds of a trying day and I can count on him to help camouflage the scars..."

When sorrow or tragedy makes a visit to your home (and sadly it always does), may you always know firsthand the love of a faithful friend...in my life it's made all the difference.

Blessings to you as you share both life's heartaches and joys with those you love...Rebecca

20 comments:

jojo said...

I remember those cartoons, how sweet that you saved them all these years. Your husband sounds like a wonderful blessing in your life and an awesome friend. I know...I have one just like him..;p

My Pink & Cream Cottage said...

How fitting your post of today is to me, as I commented yesterday to you sweet friend my Dad had had 3 heart attacks last week & today when I was talking to my Mum on Skype today she told me Dad had another one last night & one today. Although they are not *major* attacks I *KNOW* in my heart they are building up to the *big* one.... my Darlin' like your man is here for me, supporting me, telling me all will be ok.... good grief what would we do without them huh....

Thank you for another walk down memory lane, I cannot believe these were in our daily paper when I was young & growing up in New Zealand, shows you how good the cartoonist was to appear in a newspaper sooooo far away...

Thinking of you Sweet & forever listening to your beautiful music while I make my creations...

Lyn xxx

Eclectic Pink Rose said...

You and Mr. AGP man are just so sweet!!! I love visiting on Wednesdays. I was out recently thrifting and actually came across a Love Is coffee mug (it was very worse for wear though)but I thought of you two lovebirds!!! ;)
Have a wonderful day!
Hugs to you, ♥ Teresa

Marilyn said...

I too, am so grateful for my Hubby. I have friends who have lost their mate & I wonder how they "get through" a crisis.
"Love Is"?? Sharing the good & the bad....
I hope you have a good day with some good news....
Always,
Marilyn

rosechicfriends said...

Hi Sweetie!
Thanks for stopping by and viewing my *HOW TO*!!! You are such an sweet inspiration and so kind.

Isn't it wonderful how GOD places such amazing Men in our lives? He did for me too! I don't always appreciate it like I should.

Continued prayers for your BIL and his family. It is NEVER easy going through something like this...yes we have Jehovah Rapha our amazing healer, whether here on earth or with him in heaven!

Hugs and love...Lorena

blushing rose said...

I hope you never run out of these darling drawings. It is wonderful to have a husband, & friend, to hold you up when things are get rough or sadness is cast upon one.

I wouldn't trade the world for the wonderful support my husband gives to me in all facets of our lives.

You are very blessed Mr. AGPMan is such a love.

God bless Greg & all members of your family ... prayers are lifted.

TTFN ~ Marydon

Lee Laurie said...

This is a perfect one for me today also. The loss of my step brother has been such a painful shock to my family. My friend Stevie has been here for me with all the love and compassion that he can give. I am so thankful for him.
Thank you also for the kind and thoughtful words and prayers. They really mean a lot to me.

Hugs to you,
Lee Laurie

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Rebecca, how lovely!

Ron is always in my corner and my earthly rock. How I thank God for him.

We will be married for 30 years in July....every single day has been a blessing!

XOXO
Barb

June said...

Dear Rebecca,
I don't know what I would have done without my husband of 37 yrs. In that time we have had our share of bumps and bad news, but he is so strong and I truely do lean on him for support and I think he does me. I love this clipping. What would we do without our wonderful mates.
Hugs,
June

Candy said...

Thank you for the sweet comments you always leave on your visits. Not sure if I have been entered in the drawing for that lovely sachet but here I am now.
Will be in prayer for your BIL but glad you'll are leaning on the Everlasting Arms.
Also you guest room restyled looks like a piece of heaven.

Blessings,
Candy

Sares said...

These little cartoons are wonderful. How great that you saved them after all these years. I hope you have a love filled day and thank you for my Birthday wishes!

A Stitch In Thyme said...

Today is not what I would call a good day. Matter of fact, the only good that my heavy heart and mind saw without effort was this: Love of our Almighty God, The hug from my husband as I wept and the reaching of a good friends words.

Yup, this one touches me more deeply than I could ever express.

Laura said...

Thanks for taking me back to that time period when those were popular. Again, you blog is lovely and so relaxing to visit.

Laura

Beautiful Pear Tree Lane said...

Hi Rebecca,
What a wonderful and sweet post. It is just like reading my story, my dh has always and still is there for me. It is so amazing how your life can be so intertwined with another. We will be riding in the car and he will say something , and i will say "I was just thinking the same thing." I know that it is the Lord directing our life.
Thank you for the update on your bil and his family. I am certainly praying for them. and like you I am asking God for complete healing.
Hugs,
sue

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

Rebecca..that is one of the most meaningful posts I have ever read. Thank you. I found a lovely prayer on another blog..and I was hoping she would let me use it and send it to you...and now I can't find that blog!
I will send it if I can.
I hope all is going well with your brother in law. I can only imagine..and I DO..what your sister is going through. It is a life changing and devastating tradgedy that has hit them. I thank God they have a family with people like you in it!
Hugs,
Mona

Happy To Be/ Gl♥ria said...

Prayers are coming your way for your Sister and BIL...girl I love the story of you and your DH...I had that for 31 years when mine died 10 years ago and I miss him every day and thank God for the years he gave me this special person to be my ROCK...Great post today as always my friend...thanks...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

Barb~Bella Vista said...

Rebecca, wanted you to know that God has put a burden on my heart to pray for Greg. I have and will continue to do so.

Thank you for your special comment to me this day.....it meant a lot to me...more than you know.

Love and hugs, Barb

Anonymous said...

just found your blog the other day, and wanted to let you know how much I have enjoyed it....
so sorry about your dear bil, but glad to know he is doing better.....prayers said for him, family, and the medical staff caring for him.
I am very excited about your free drawing, and think it is so pretty...I will be stopping by to visit often .
I was unable to enter my email address when trying to post so will leave it here
gaylesfolly@aol.com
gayle

Katherinellen said...

Rebecca,
It's so wonderful to have a husband that we can always know they are by our side. Jerry and I been married going on 27 year this coming August. Love is...to keep our promise to stay by each other side in sickness & health...richer or poorer...till death do us apart. Love your post....I always love to visit you...Smiles and Hugs...Katherinellen

Ivonne said...

Hi!

I found your page by making a search on Google for Love is...

i see you have old panels scanned . I collect Love is and I would love to trade scanned panels with you. I have several years, some in better conditions than others.

Please, if you can contact me at my email.

thank you!

Ivonne

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