Audrey Roloff is in a contemplative mood.
Okay, granted: when is Audrey Roloff ever not in a contemplative mood?!?
We say this without a hint of judgment, of course.
It's just pretty much a fact that this Little People, Big World star is often pondering the bigger questions in life.
Just consider what she wrote last month on Instagram, along with a precious photo of her and daughter Ember Jean.
"I want to be someone who spends more time reading truth, engaging wisdom, and listing for His still small voice, than sharing my own incomplete oversimplified perspectives."
Audrey was saying at the time that she needs to spend less time on social media and more time soaking in every aspect of life.
Ironically now, however, Roloff has returned to her Instagram page in order to hone in on perhaps the most important aspect of said life:
"Love. Have we lost grip on what it really is?" she asks her followers, elaboraring as follows:
"It’s so commonly mistaken for tolerance, or watered down to a feeling or desire. We are so quick to say we love this and love that... but have we cheapened the meaning?
"Sure, I “love” Christmas and “love” campfires, but then I also love Jeremy... So how do we reconcile this?'
We can safely say we've never thought about this emotion in such a way.
Color us intrigued, though.
"We must reclaim the definition of love," Audrey believes, adding:
"True love is so much more than desire for something or someone. It’s patient, kind, compassionate, selfless, fervent, unconditional, honest, encouraging, enduring, and full of grace and truth.
"Love is not a feeling; it’s a sacrifice, a commitment, daily choice - a verb."
Tell us more, Audrey.
You have our attention...
I love Timothy Keller’s words, “In any relationship, there will be frightening spells in which your feelings of love dry up. And when that happens, you must remember that the essence of marriage is that it is a covenant, a commitment, a promise of future love.
So what do you do? You DO THE ACTS OF LOVE, despite your lack of feeling.
You may not feel tender, sympathetic, and eager to please, but in your actions you must BE tender, understanding, forgiving and helpful.
What will happen if we follow this advice?
As time goes on you will not only get through the dry spells, but they will become less frequent and deep, and you will become more constant in your feelings. This is what can happen if you decide to love.”
LOVE IS A VERB.
Do you agree with Audrey's take?
Do you understand Audrey's take?
Are you looking forward to new episodes of Little People, Big World?
They are expected to delve deeply into Audrey's pregnancy and how she and Jeremy are doing as parents to Ember.
Look for these episodes to premiere in March...and look through adorable Roloff family photos below!