Love is a many Splendored Thing!


St. Valentine’s Day – 2013

I woke up early this morning with the sounds of an old song on my lips.  I remembered this song playing on the radio in my parent’s home when I was a very young girl.  Memories flooded my mind as I recalled the joy and laughter that my beautiful young parents shared together.  In the innocence of my youth, I felt safe and protected and hopeful that one day I too would have a wonderful love like theirs.

Many loves have come and gone, but none like I imagined in my youth, when the radio played “Love is a Many Splendored Thing.”   That one special someone that I would share my life with and have a family with has not arrived yet.  And to this day, I still believe that ‘one special someone’ is on his way to me. . . in Divine timing.

As I recall the many loves of my life there are so many images that arise in my memory.  Lovers that loved me well, and those that did not.  Friends that loved me deeply for a season, and those that love me still, after all these many years.  Aunts and uncles, cousins and grandparents come to mind as I recall the many holidays we shared together and the visits during summer vacations with my mother, father and brother.  Even my beloved dogs come to pay a visit in my memory today.  All of them are here with me in this moment, as I think about each of them with the fondest of memories.

Memories of Love.  Memories of Joy.  Memories of so much laughter and fun!  Memories of amazing adventures and travels!  And memories of pain and difficult moments too.  The many faces of Love that have shown up in my life are all still with me today, living inside my heart, even though many have passed through the veils.  From their earthly bodies to heavenly splendor, they all rest inside the sacred chamber of my heart and fill me with their love.  Etched in my memory forever, they are all vibrating songs of love in my heart.  Those that have passed before me, and those that live on today.  I thank God for the one constant love in my life, my Beloved Mother. How grateful I am for her very Presence in my life today!  I am blessed to have so many years with her.

Yes, love shows up in so many ways, and not always in the ways we had hoped for or dreamed of.  Yet, no matter how it shows up or with whom, one thing I do know for sure is that love is a many splendored thing that gives all of us a reason to be living.  It is the one constant in my life that keeps showing up in many forms and guises, even those I had not hoped for.  The most important thing I can do each day is get out of my own way and let love show up exactly the way it does, in all its many miraculous forms and expressions.  Love is a many splendored thing!

As I listen to the lyrics of this original song I feel the God-chills running up and down my spine, bringing me right back to the day when I first heard it on the radio in my parents home.  Their love and laughter and tenderness are all that I remember of that day, so long ago.  Their love was a deep and romantic love that was irresistible and magnetic.  It flowed in and through them like waves of energy with creative life force that could not be contained or held, only felt in the heart.

Happy Valentine’s Day Mom and Dad!  Thank you for such precious memories that continue to live on in my heart and soul.  Your love has given me a reason to be living!  Thank you for inspiring me to be that love, that light, that irresistible, magnetic energy of Love that is eternal.  You are both a shining and exquisite example of what true love is all about and how true love feels in the depths of my silent heart that sings your song of Love.

“Love is a Many Splendored Thing”   –  Lyrics:

Love is a many-splendored thing,
It’s the April rose that only grows in the early spring,
Love is nature’s way of giving a reason to be living,
The golden crown that makes a man a king.
Lost on a high and windy hill,
In the morning mist two lovers kissed and the world stood still,
When our
fingers touch my silent heart has taught us how to sing,
Yes, true love’s a many-splendored thing.