What Does Love Mean??

"When my grandmother got arthritis, she couldn't
bend over and paint her toenails anymore. So my
grandfather does it for her all the time, even when his
hands got arthritis too. That's love."
Rebecca- age 8

"When someone loves you, the way they say your name is different.
You just know that your name is safe in their mouth."
Billy - age 4

"Love is when a girl puts on perfume and a boy puts on shaving
cologne and they go out and smell each other."
Karl - age 5

"Love is when you go out to eat and give somebody most
of your French fries without making them give you any
of theirs."
Chrissy -age 6

"Love is what makes you smile when you're tired."
Terri - age 4

"Love is when my mommy makes coffee for my daddy and
she takes a sip before giving it to him, to make sure
the taste is OK."
Danny - age 7

"Love is when you kiss all the time. Then when you
get tired of kissing, you still want to be together and
you talk more. My Mommy and Daddy are like that. They
look gross when they kiss."
Emily - age 8

"Love is what's in the room with you at Christmas if
you stop opening presents and listen."
Bobby - age 7 (Wow!)

"If you want to learn to love better, you should start
with a friend who you hate."
Nikka - age 6 (We need a few million more Nikka's on
this planet!)

"Love is when you tell a guy you like his shirt, then
he wears it everyday."
Noelle - age 7

"Love is like a little old woman and a little old man
who are still friends even after they know each other
so well."
Tommy - age 6

"During my piano recital, I was on a stage and I was
scared. I looked at all the people watching me and saw
my daddy waving and smiling. He was the only one doing
that. I wasn't scared anymore."
Cindy - age 8

"My mommy loves me more than anybody. You don't see
anyone else kissing me to sleep at night."
Clare - age 6

"Love is when Mommy gives Daddy the best piece of
Elaine-age 5

"Love is when Mommy sees Daddy smelly and sweaty and
still says he is handsomer than Robert Redford."
Chris - age 7

"Love is when your puppy licks your face even after
you left him alone all day."
Mary Ann - age 4

"I know my older sister loves me because she gives me
all her old clothes and has to go out and buy new
Lauren - age 4

"When you love somebody, your eyelashes go up and down
and little stars come out of you." (What an
Karen - age 7

"You really shouldn't say 'I love you' unless you mean
it. But if you mean it, you should say it a lot.
People forget."
Jessica - age 8

And the final one --

Author and lecturer Leo Buscaglia once talked about a
contest he was asked to judge. The purpose of the
contest was to find the most caring child.

The winner was a four-year old child whose next door
neighbor was an elderly gentleman who had recently lost
his wife. Upon seeing the man cry, the little boy went
into the old gentleman's yard, climbed onto his lap,
and just sat there. When his Mother asked what he had
said to the neighbor, the little boy said, "Nothing, I
just helped him cry."

When there is nothing left but God, that is when you
find out that God is all you need.