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Love - In My Words

Updated on February 24, 2013

What Love Is All About

Jaxon and Miles - two of my loves!
Jaxon and Miles - two of my loves! | Source


© 2012 LaDena Campbell aka justateacher

Love. Just the word brings happiness to people. There are many kinds of love. You can love that new reality show. You can love that shirt you bought. You really love that new house. You love your job. There’s brotherly (and sisterly) love and love for your country. And of course, there’s romantic love. But I think the absolute best love is the love for a child.

I was only seventeen when I gave birth to my first child. Tabitha was a beautiful baby. The first time I held her in my arms, I was convinced that there was no better love in the world. I was then and still am convinced. I knew I could never love anyone more than her. Then along came Tami. My heart grew. Those two little girls were the best things ever in my life. I loved them unconditionally and would do anything in the world for either one of them. Again, I could love no one more than them.

A few years later, I met my second husband. I fell in love with him the moment I saw him. Even he says that’s not possible, but I did. Of course, once I really got to know him and the kind of man he was, I fell even deeper in love with him. He brought his two children with him. After meeting them and getting to know them, I fell in love with them two. They were both so much like their dad in so many ways that it was impossible not to.

A few years after that, my first grandson was born. Again, I fell in love. This time, a tiny human being – a sweet little boy –stole my heart. He was just so adorable. As he grew, so did my love for him. Six months later, his little cousin was born and the process began all over again. This June, I expect it will begin again once my first granddaughter arrives. I can’t wait to shower my love on her.

There are many kinds of love in the world. But nothing beats the love for a child.


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      Deborah Brooks Langford 5 years ago from Brownsville,TX

      amen.. there is nothing like the love of a child.. I thought that when I had my sons that was the best love until I had grandchildren.. I am so much in love.. I love your hub


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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      moonlake - Tabitha was named after the daughter in the show "Bewitched." I was expecting a boy and had a boys name picked out, but was surprised to learn I was having a girl. We tried for months to come up with a name that fit and I was watching Bewitched one morning, and little Tabitha came on. I fell in love with the name. Tami on the other hand was named two years before she was born. While working at a bookstore, I was looking through a baby name book and it said something to the effect of "Nowadays you wouldn't want to name your daughter Tabitha or Tamara, but might like Tabi or Tami." Since I already had Tabitha, I decided then and there that I would name my next daughter, Tamara. My husband got to name Courtney and just loved the name.

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      moonlake 5 years ago from America

      Great hub. Love your first daughter's name I've heard that name somewhere before I wonder where? The picture is adorable. Vote up

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Ely - thank you for your kind comments! And I can't wait to read more from you!

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      Ely Maverick 5 years ago from The Beautiful Archipelago of the Philippines

      What more can we ask if we see our grandchildren while we're still living.

      Payback time, perhaps? Those rambunctious kids brought back rushes of old memories.

      In a day or too, I'll gonna remember (will try hard) to bring back my childhood stories.

      You've given me a hint. Thank you, dear.

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      LaDena Campbell 5 years ago from Somewhere Over The Rainbow - Near Oz...

      Thank you Johanna! My grandchildren are my greatest treasures!

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      Johanna Mary Elisabeth Baker 5 years ago from Christchurch, New Zealand

      Love this hub ...I know what you mean I have 14 grandchildren and the more time I spend with them, the more I love them...