Love is Like That

Both of my kids were unplanned gifts. Nevertheless, when my first child arrived I fell instantly in love with her.

So much so that I was afraid I could never love another child as much. I needn’t have worried. When Beth arrived I fell so in love with her that I was afraid it would encompass my love for Mandy.

Happy-Fathers-Day-Images-6Instead, my love doubled. That’s love’s curious economy: the more we love, the more we have to give.

Years later, my mom told me that I too had been an unplanned gift and that my dad had reacted precisely the same way.

“Ah, yes,” I thought. “Love is like that.”

About mitchteemley

Writer, Filmmaker, Humorist, Thinker-about-stuffer
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13 Responses to Love is Like That

  1. DeniseBalog says:

    Absolutely beautiful Mitch! Thank you for sharing your heart and wisdom:) Blessings for a wonderful Father’s day!

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  2. Happy Dad day, Mitch!

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  3. Happy Fathers Day! ^_^

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  4. Ahh, how charming. Love does tend to multiply, like other gifts from God it is not based on scarcity but rather plenty, abundance. I think surprises are the best gifts of all, surprise parties, surprise presents.

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  5. Yu/stan/kema says:

    Great post, Mitch.

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  6. socialbridge says:

    Happy Father’s Day, Mitch.
    As my late mother used to say ‘ Love is Elastic!’

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