Messy and All – Love Is A Gift
I’m a mother of 3. Special needs parent. Survivor of divorce. Co-parent with my ex-husband. Wife to an incredible man. Daughter to awesome parents. And a recent “born-again” Christian. I’ve experienced many kinds of love in my 32 years. Comforting love. Intense love. Hurting love. Crazy love. I’m still learning what love is. every. day. One thing that I know for sure: love doesn’t always look as pristine and perfect as we see on social media and the internet. I think real love is in the mess. It’s in the sticky floors and mounds of dirty laundry and tears on toddler cheeks. Because we CHOOSE to love anyway. We choose to receive and give the gift of love even in those hard times. I was inspired to share my thoughts on love by the Love Is A Gift social initiative created by MassMutual. Here is a look at the day that WE chose a perfectly imperfect love: our wedding day in May…
Our Perfectly Imperfect Wedding…
More About the #LoveIsAGift Initiative:
Love Is A Gift is a social initiative created by MassMutual to encourage the use of LOVE as a transformative power in our lives and the lives of others. To participate in the Love Is A Gift fun, share a photo of you and someone(s) you love with a brief explanation of your love; photos can be shared on Instagram with the hashtag #LoveIsAGift or uploaded directly to LoveIsAGift.com. For every photo story uploaded or shared publicly on Instagram accounts using #LoveIsAGift, MassMutual will donate $1 to Easter Seals, up to $50,000!
“As a national partner with Easter Seals, we understand that love can be demonstrated in many different ways,” [MassMutual Director] Mayko says. “One of those ways is by providing children and adults living with disabilities, their caregivers and veterans with access to more information, specialists, and financial strategies that can help improve their quality of life.” mediapost.com
Join the Fun at the #LoveIsAGift Twitter Party
Not on Instagram? Join in the fun during the MassMutual’s #LoveIsAGift Twitter Party on November 5th, 2014, between 8am – 9am PST (11am – noon EST). I’ll be there to chat and there will be some great prizes, too! (The #LoveIsAGift Twitter Party is separate from the #LoveIsAGift.com promotion; Instagram uploads do not qualify you for a Twitter party prize and only Instagram or uploads directly to LoveIsAGift.com will count towards the Easter Seals donation.)
So do tell: who do you love? What does love look like for you? Share on Instagram with #LoveIsAGift!
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