It was dark when I drove into the park. I thought I was alone until I saw a young man walking on the edge of the parking lot. He wasn’t dressed for exercise.
The backpack he carried looked heavy for his thin frame. I couldn’t see his face but I could tell he was anxious. He was walking around with no direction.
I got out of my car cautiously then thumbed through my Spotify stations and walked on the trail a short way while I readied my running app.
I was relieved when I saw the headlights of a small SUV turn into the park. Then I noticed the young man turn toward the vehicle and walk toward it quickly. The driver didn’t take the time to pull into a parking space. As soon as the vehicle stopped moving, she opened the door, jumped out of the driver’s seat and the two embraced.
I wanted to stop and stare. Was she a young woman? Were they lovers? Friends? Was she his mother or sister?
Instead of staring, I respected the sacredness of their moment and I started my run.
I don’t know how long the two had been separated. However long……was too long.
I know they were both happy to be reunited.
I hope they remember that blessed flash of time, that moment of love felt, when the hard work of loving continues.
Because it is work.
Relationships are the most hallowed work.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails.
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
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15 thoughts on “Love Felt”
Thank you Deirdre. Glad you enjoyed it.
Thank you. This was beautifully written.
Thank you Rubie.
“I hope they remember that blessed flash of time, that moment of love felt, when the hard work of loving continues.” Great quote. So true, as many parents can attest to. Makes me think of the story of the prodigal son.
Me too Dawn. The picture was taken by my oldest daughter on our trip to CO visiting our son. She caught me and my son having a talk then embracing. I had forgotten that moment until I downloaded all the pics onto my computer. What a joy I felt when I saw it.
I really felt the love in this writing how fleeting or long ir short it has been we should just enjoy the moment. Thank you for sharing. I wanted to just hug my loved ones today!
Thank you. We should treasure those moments.
Beautiful and heartfelt
Thank you Ashley.
Beautiful words about love.
Thank you Megha.