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18 September 2007

Heads or Tails ~ keys

I wish for my children to find love. I wish for them to be healthy…and happy…and many other things…but I want so much for them to find one who holds the key to their heart.

As a child I thought that was an odd expression…”the key to my heart”. As a grown up I realize its not so unusual to lock away our innermost selves. And for others, to allow another to find our heart is such a complicated path to love, it requires a key to understand what the solution set may be.

I often wonder if it is better to give away the key to our heart…or require the seeker to find it on their own. Maybe with a little clue or two.

A couple days ago, my daughter and her beau picked up the keys to their new home. It had been several weeks dealing with a tight schedule of construction, walkthroughs, moving vans, and deliverymen. She called me from the freeway, “we have the keys” with relief and elation mixed in her voice. And I thought to myself…yeah honey you do.

I have seen them in all sorts of social and family situations. Having fun and celebrating or at times dealing with all of their convoluted family dynamics. But watching them over the past few weeks…helping them pack their apartment and then load up the stacks of boxes in storage…in all the stress and tension…I have been touched by the love they have for one another. They are young for love. They are young for such responsibility and commitment…but they seem to have found the key to caring and loving each other.

Amen.


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20 comments:

Siani said...

That's a lovely way to illustrate the theme. Simple yet deep at the same time. Have a great week!

Skittles said...

You bring up an interesting question.. Should we give away the key or have a seeker find it? Maybe the first step would be letting someone know there IS a key to be found.

I'm happy for your daughter and her boyfriend. ♥

Mel said...

Awwwwww....congratulations to the happy couple!
And what an awesome doorway leading into this piece of the adventure in life!

Key to my heart--dunno that himself has a key. I think he picked the lock. ;-)

Matt-Man said...

Well good luck to them both. Cheers!!

Latharia said...

Aw, what a wonderful theme!!! You (and other respondants here) bring up some interesting questions about keys!

Misty Dawn said...

What a beautiful post! I'm happy that someone has found your daughter's key to her heart!

Bond said...

Congrats to them both....and another wonderful post from a wonderful lady

Hammer said...

Very nice. It's good that they found each other.

I like that doorway.

david hayes said...

I like the post, and I wish them well.

Rambler said...

I want myself to hold the key to my heart too afraid to hand it over to others

Linda said...

Not only have they found the key but they've also found a lovely doorway. Best of luck to the both of them not on just this venture but in all things!

The Curmudgeon said...

That rates an Amen.

Mimi Lenox said...

Beautiful couple. How wonderful to see two people so happy. Congrats to them.

katherine. said...

Siani: thank you...trying to keep life simple is a goal.

Miz Skit: they have to want to find the key....

mel: he picked the lock...how like you two!!!

Matt: thank you kindly

katherine. said...

Latharia: I think "lock" would be a good word too....

M Dawn: me too...and she didn't make it easy..

Bond: thank you sir.

Hammer: I made them come outside for the pic while we were unpacking...

katherine. said...

David: thanks for surfing by

rambler: I know that feeling.

Linda: thanks...they are growing up!

Curm: and again I say....

Mimi: sigh..yep...it warms my heart.

Odat said...

That is sooo very nice!!!!
Peace

meeyauw said...

this is a beautiful post, very optimistic and inspiring. age doesn't have too much to do with love and devotion, does it?

JAM said...

Best wishes to them both. Love and respect in a young couple is a massively good start.

I photographed a wedding for a young couple last December (2006), whose divorce was just made final.

I don't know if it was my being the photographer, but even at the wedding reception they were so infantile many of the guests were mumbling about them.

Again, best wishes to your daughter.

RubyShooZ said...

Young love, how sweet it is.

I love the doorway, I want one!!

Peace and long love.

~ RS ~