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Love needs no words

on February 13, 2015

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love is

a language

where no words

are needed

Sometimes I need an interpreter so others can understand me.  Because I mix up my words. all. the. time.

My husband and I had just started dating, and I was still in high school.  Several nights a week, I worked a part-time job which is where I happened to meet my boyfriend. One evening, my then-boyfriend (now-husband) picked me up from work to take me home.  I was so tired.  Tired from going to school all day and then standing on my feet at work.  I confess, I have never had a lot of stamina, and I am always tired… and sometimes I say things that make absolutely no sense. Ok…lots of times. But the funny thing is- when you really know one another- you just know what the other person is thinking. I remember the rain falling on this particular evening, and I was staring out the window as he pulled into my driveway.

I’m so tall…” I said in the most exasperated voice I could muster, staring out the window with my eyes barely open.

I heard my future husband start to laugh.

And I looked at him, totally confused…

“Babe, don’t you mean you’re so tired?” he said.

I began to laugh as I realized what I actually said.  The funny thing is – I am tall- 5’10” to be exact,  but he knew exactly what I was thinking when my words failed me.

You know what’s awesome about that?  God does the same thing with us. He knows us so intimately that He understands our hearts, and knows the intention behind our words and our actions.  We never have to lament over our words, or worry about how they might come across- because He knows us, and He knows our heart so intimately.

Sometimes I have to remind myself this when it comes to my relationships.  How many times do you read too much into someone’s words?  Instead of misinterpreting them, I need to remember their heart and believe that the best way to receive their words is always with love.

To this day, I still say “I’m so tall” to my hubby… and we both laugh. Because after all these years, all I have to do is utter that phrase… and it takes us right back to that special night- nearly 20 years ago!

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.  It is not rude, 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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19 responses to “Love needs no words

  1. johncoyote says:

    I agree. Beautiful and powerful story. Love is the simple gift of concern, kindness and showing your love daily.

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  2. lorriebowden says:

    Such a beautiful connection, Julie!! Love is all there is ❤

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  3. atimetoshare says:

    This is so sweet. When you’ve been married for as long as I have, you tend to finish each other’s sentences as well as reading their minds. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your hubby.

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you :). I look forward to many more years with him! How long have you been married? I hope you both have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!!!

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      • atimetoshare says:

        It was 50 years last September, but we were high school sweethearts and didn’t marry until we were out of school for 4 years. I’ve known him most of my life and I’ll love him until my dying day!

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      • Julie Harris says:

        Wow!!! I think I remember you writing a post on your anniversary…I did not remember it had been 50 years! What an awesome testimony! Definitely something to be celebrated 🙂 to God be the glory!!

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  4. Trini Lind says:

    Oh, what a lovely lovely post!! 🙂 I like everything about it!! Also those super-lovely roses! 🙂 ❤ ❤ ❤

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you, Trini!! I was on a retreat this past fall, and I was walking down a sidewalk in the misty rain. Those roses just popped out at me, and I had to take pics of them :). I hope you have a wonderful day!!!

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      • Trini Lind says:

        I did!! I saw a flock of white birds dancing in the sky, it was so beautiful! Almost like a ballet only more beautiful because it was so natural 🙂 🙂 I love the rain on the roses! 🙂 ❤

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  5. Beautiful photos, and such a great story for Valentines Day. Thanks for sharing this fun memory!

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    • Julie Harris says:

      Thank you :). We still laugh about that night…and I have even shared with my friends about that story. When I say I’m so tall, they all know what I mean, lol! Hope you and your wife have a wonderful Valentines Day!!

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  6. popswally says:

    Julie thank you for the reminder, “We never have to lament over our words, or worry about how they might come across- because He knows us, and He knows our heart so intimately.” Such peace and joy from this knowledge!!! ~R

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  7. popswally says:

    Reblogged this on Journey With Jesus and commented:
    “We never have to lament over our words, or worry about how they might come across- because He knows us, and He knows our heart so intimately.” ~JH

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  8. paulfg says:

    “Instead of misinterpreting them, I need to remember their heart and believe that the best way to receive their words is always with love.”

    How many less wars, divorces, fights and mess would there be if that was how we all listened. Beautiful Julie, thank you.

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  9. Julie Harris says:

    So true, Paul…it’s not the easiest thing to do, and I have failed many times. I am thankful for grace and that we are all a “work-in-progress”!!

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