|From:||Fire Chaplain McCutcheon|
|Subject:||New Policy JFG|
|Date:||Fri, 31 Jan 2003 01:32:40 -0600|
Welcome to Just For Grins
Just For Grins is a weekly article published by Fire Chaplain Walter McCutcheon, OFPD.
Just For Grins is being read and enjoyed by firefighters and friends in over 40 states, 6 Canadian provinces, and the UK. These articles have two goals:
1) To provide weekly personal encouragement
2) To provide periodic information regarding Fire Break – A Firefighter Retreat Center
My Aunt Emma?
Frank tried to be nice when Aunt Emma moved in with his family. Aunt Emma was a cantankerous old lady. Everything had to be just the way she wanted. Frank and his wife soon found themselves waiting on her day and night. Two years later, Aunt Emma, bless her little heart, passed away. After the funeral, Frank finally voiced his true feelings about Aunt Emma to his wife.
"Darling," he said, "If I didn't love you so much, I don't think our marriage would have survived your Aunt Emma."
"MY AUNT EMMMA?!!!" Frank's wife replied, "I thought she was your Aunt Emma!"
That one makes me smile every time I read it... ya gotta love it.
Sometimes, loving others means putting up with stuff. True love is a commitment of the heart. It is a commitment that goes beyond circumstance, feelings, or even an Aunt Emma. This kind of love can survive and grow even in the worst of times. Many times, we must choose to stay committed first, and know that our feelings will usually follow later. This kind of loving isn't always easy, but it is always worth it in the end. Hang in there. …end of article
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