A Simple Story About Doing Love Instead Of Wishing Love

This is my wife with my son. He likes to go shirtless at Vandy games.

Yesterday after marriage counseling she turned right onto the street and passed this house…

Then she saw this…

She thought to herself… “Self, Love doesn’t wish.  Love Does” and pulled into the driveway.

This is Hazel.  She 81.

Heather told Hazel to go have some tea while she mowed the rest of her lawn…

I get this text message…

I think to myself…”Self, how are you so lucky?”

Instead of seeing Hazel drinking tea on her porch, Heather hears another lawnmower come from around the corner…

Hazel has 2 lawnmowers.

Hazel gives Heather a Dr. Pepper… because, Love Does.

Heather drinks her Dr. Pepper and cleans off her heels.

Thanks Bob for disturbing and disrupting our lives with your radically simple message…

Love doesn’t wish. Love Does.



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  • This has me sitting at my desk with tears down my face. I want to do love like that. Thank you Heather

  • So I just started Bob’s book this week, and I’m thinking I’m going to make a big push to finish it today, and then read it all over again. Thanks for sharing this story Los!

  • B.Rad

    Back-to-back homeruns on your blog Los. Yesterday it was “Life is Tough”…today “Love Does”…Thanks again for sharing your life with us.

  • I really like that you started this post off with a pic of Lil Los… just because that kid is so dang cool. You’re a lucky man, Los. You have a beautiful family. Thank you for writing this today.

  • That is the kind of stuff that church should be more about. Good stuff.

  • Tiffani Brown

    I don’t really know you guys… you know… personally… just in a creepy social media way…

    But i feel as if i’d really like to be Heather’s friend.

    Heather, if you see this, and the Lord calls you to befriend me, Ill allow it. 🙂

  • GeorgeJackson

    Thank you for reminding me to notice my surroundings instead of being in such a hurry and driving by as usual.

    Hazel is awesome. 81 years old full of energy, independence and love.
    Please thank Heather for sending this post.
    Cool pic of your son.

  • amazing. really really amazing.

  • Colleen

    Love this! Y’all just made my day. 🙂 Truly an inspiration to all of us!

  • John

    Go Heather! That’s awesome! Thanks for sharing…

  • Love this! Thanks for sharing and inspiring me today to do what God puts on my heart. There have been too many times I’ve thought I should help someone like that and just driven past…

  • Love doesn’t wish. Love does.

    Wives rule.

  • Love it!!

  • Stephanie

    That was awesome and it totally made my day.

  • Midge Edmond

    I always love your posts but this one rises to the top! BTW used to live near Bob Seger (Silver Bullet Band dude). His wife always mowed the lawn in high heeled shoes! Go Heather!

  • …be doers of the Word… Thanks for sharing this. It’s an encouragement to do the same!

  • cg

    Just wow.

    On another note, why is marriage counseling even in your vocabulary, unless she was counseling others? Seems to me, while I know no marriage is perfect, you guys seem to have a pretty darn… nice, solid one.

  • SimpleSam

    Dude, both these women are boss. Good work to all involved. LOVE IT.

  • Fantastic! Thanks so much for the reminder and the challenge!

  • Leah

    That brought tears to my eyes and a good laugh! Your wife must have chuckled when she saw Hazel rounding the corner with another lawn mower.

  • Just started this book. Exciting to see it from yalls perspective 🙂

  • Elaine Argento

    She’s the best, you’re lucky and GOD IS GOOD!

  • gabriella

    LOVE IT!!! I met Bob last night and it was the best thing ever. I love him.

    Awesome post 🙂

  • Patrick

    I don’t know how I stumbled upon this website, but I saw this blog and couldn’t help but think of Matt. 6:1-4. It seems to me to be a great example of that verse.