Write Your Love

           "The faintest ink is more powerful 
                            than the strongest memory."  --Chinese Proverb

She is unforgettable, so it’s not about remembering. I could never forget her or her love for me. She spoke it and she showed it. I knew it when she was alive and I know it now, nearly 14 years after her relocation to Heaven. 

Today is my Mom’s birthday. I don’t miss her more today than any other day, I just miss her in a different way. Today I wish I could give her a special birthday gift. I’d probably choose something heart-shaped or ocean-related, two of her favorite things. And when she opened my gift she would no doubt exclaim "Wow Dee Wow!" 

I can’t give her a gift today. But true to form, she continues giving them to me. 

A small set of reference books, given to me by Mom years ago, sits on my desk even as I type these words. The books themselves are of little value. From the outside you couldn’t imagine the treasure within. You have to open the thesaurus to discover it. 

I am confident that you say, “I love you” to those you love. There’s no doubt in my mind that you also show it by your loving actions. Don’t stop. 

But today I am asking you to write your love. Perhaps you’ll write it inside the cover of a special book, or in a card, or on a strategically placed post-it note. I don’t care where you write your love. Use a napkin if you have to. 

But write it. Write it today. And write it in ink. 

“I thank my God every time I remember you.” Philippians 1:3 (NIV) 

“My dear, dear friends! I love you so much. I do want the very best for you. You make me feel such joy, fill me with such pride….” Philippians 4:1 (MSG)


  1. Love this, Kim. So sweet to see her written words in a book cover. I love the things I own with a hand-written message from my mom who is also with the Lord. And it's such a good reminder to leave these reminders for those we love. Thanks

  2. Thank you, Gail. It's amazing to me how such a seemingly "small" thing can have such a big impact. Since Mom and I shared a love of books, I have several others containing a personal message from her. Such treasures! I'm so grateful, and I hope this inspires some of my readers to start "writing their love" if it isn't already their practice. Thanks, as always, for your encouragement, Gail!

  3. So lovely. Thanks for the push to write our love. Visiting from the better mom today.

    1. Thank you for visiting, Jamie. I appreciate your encouragement--thanks for taking time to WRITE it :)

  4. Love, love, LOVE your mom's letter! And the Chinese proverb you quoted is SO very true!


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