Prompt for December 27: Love. How did you feel loved in 2011? How did you give love?

One of my most memorable moments from my wedding was my Dad’s speech.

He spoke about how, as time passed and our family grew through marriages, births, our love grew. And grew. And grew. With each new addition to our family, our collective love enlarged to embrace that new person.

There’s always room for one more, he said.

I carry those words in my heart everyday, especially this year. Before becoming a mother, I couldn’t fathom just how much love I had in my heart. And my love grew towards my parents, watching them become grandma and grandpa. And my love grew towards Dan as I watch how he cuddles Kate at bed time and reads her just one more book. And my love grew for my in-laws as they became not just Dan’s parents but Kate’s grandparents.

There’s a lot of love here. It grows and changes and moves to embraces each of us when we need it most. And there’s always room in our hearts for one more.


Sarah is a thiry-something wife to an engineer and mother of three. She loves teaching aerobic and cycling classes, learning to shoot with her DSLR in manual mode, and drinking coffee.