Tuesday, April 24, 2007

Something for you...

Well, I know I haven't been posting much. I'm finally getting that feeling of being "normal" again, so that's a good thing. But yesterday I came down with the "community cold." So now I'm taking some medicine and trying to get better so I don't miss any work. Once again I don't have pictures; I still haven't bothered to download them off my camera. I will try to do that soon.

Anyway, the actual reason I am posting today is because I have something to share with you. I was involved in some interesting conversation about what's important in life. My views are radically different than some people. Many people think happiness is very important. Or relationships are important. etc. And in relationships. What do you look for? Handsome people? Kind people? Good people? At the time it was very difficult to explain. But I came home and thought about it some more, and this is what I came up with. So, if you've ever wondered why I love you (I've wondered why some of you love me...) here is your answer.

The Treasured Jewel
by Amber Stephens

Why do I love you?

Because you are good looking?
It’s good to look good. But it can never last. Will you look good tomorrow or the day after? When you grow old? Can you always look good all the time? So if I love you because you look good, then my love will be broken when you no longer look good.
So no, that’s not why I love you.

Why do I love you?

Because you have a good character?
It’s good to have a good character. But it can never last. Will you always be a pleasant person? Can you always be kind? Will you have bad days and make mistakes? Will you be mean? So if I love you because you have a good character, then my love will be broken when you slip.
So no, that’s not why I love you.

Why do I love you?
Because you are strong, or kind, or smart?
It’s good to be these things. But they can never last. Will you always be strong? Can you be kind to everyone all the time? Will you never make a mistake? Are you never a fool? So if I love you because of these things, then my love will be broken the first time you have a weak moment.
So no, that’s not why I love you.

Why do I love you?
I don’t want to love you for things that can’t last. That is not a true love, an eternal love. Instead, I choose to love you for who you are. When I look at you, I see a priceless treasure, unique, beautiful. You are not valuable to me because of your looks, or your personality or your abilities. You are valuable to me because you are a jewel. You are precious. I accept everything about you. When you are dirty. When you are broken. When you are not perfect. It’s ok, because you are a treasured jewel. All other things might change. But I love you because you are you. The good, the bad, everything you are.
Because you are.
That’s why I love you. You are my precious

Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Catching up.

Well, it's been a while since my last short post. The thing is, it has been crazy busy here since I got off the plane. Yeah, the whole time. This past Monday was my first day to take it easy in a long time. It was nice. This week looks to start getting somewhat normal. Today, I ended sleeping way past the time I wanted to. It was strange. I guess I'm still catching up on sleep.

Anyway, I just wanted to put up a short post. I'll try to get some pictures up, I have some nice ones, but I have to download them on my computer first.

Anyway, I'll be in "recovery" mode for a little while. So if you don't here a lot of communication from me, that's why. Sorry!

Friday, April 06, 2007


Well, after a very long time traveling, over 20 something hours, I have arrived safely in Japan. I'll write more later. Now it's time to sleep.