Does this sweet cartoon bring back long-ago memories?
When our love was new and young, I snipped these expressions of devotion and affection from the newspaper and added them to a scrapbook I kept of our every moment together.
You know… ticket stubs, wildflowers picked during picnics, little notes, matchbook covers from restaurants where we dined. Anything and everything that spoke of our enchanting love taped onto pages of a book with the outlook of forever in our hearts.
Forever, when you are seventeen and twenty-four, is very vague.
We could never had anticipated the journey.
the loss of jobs
and everything in between
and here we are
thirty-nine years later
more in love than ever
still plugging along
growing old together
thanking the Lord
that he loved us first
and teaches us how to love one another.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres. Love never fails
1 Corinthians 13:4-8
About the Cartoons
“Love is…” is a comic strip created by a New Zealand artist Kim Grove in the late 1960s. It began as a series of little love notes that Kim Grove drew for her future husband, Roberto Casali. Kim Casali died in June 1997. Since then, her son Stefano Casali has maintained the strip although it is always shown as “by Kim Casali” and signed “Kim” instead of Stefano. (source)
The first Love is… cartoon was published in the Los Angeles Times on January 5, 1970, where it has appeared ever since. (source)