|Marley in March of 2011|
One of the strongest feelings of love is yearning. When separation from a loved one causes those feelings of wanting to be with them so much that we are thinking of them throughout the day, that is yearning. Yearning is like a fire in the heart. A memo on the brain attached with a tack.
My wife and I have two granddaughters who live on the opposite coast from us. We don't see them much, but we have a yearning to be with them. Especially my wife. She talks about them daily. She'll buy them things when she goes to the store. They have stolen parts of our heart.
This week one of the granddaughters will be coming to visit us for a weekend. My wife can hardly wait, the yearning is so strong in her. We both are thrilled because this is the oldest grandchild--she'll be five in September. A weekend will go so fast, but it's what we've got for now.
Someday we'll figure this out. We've got a third grandchild on the way. Grandparents and grandchildren shouldn't have to live on opposite coasts. Yes, we need to figure this one out.
Who do you have a yearning to see and spend time with? What has been the biggest yearning in your life?