Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, 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.


Most days you protect your loved on in a thousands ways from falling, from harm, from everything.  Then there are those days you really have to protect them from  well-intentioned but boundary-less others.  Those days are the really, really hard ones.