This afternoon, Rita and I are doing a short lecture for the University of Montana Honors College course (HONR 391) titled “Love.” Dr. Timothy Nichols, Dean of the Honors College is teaching the course. They’ve covered a ton of very cool stuff (academic speak here) and Rita and I are getting a chance to throw 2 of our cents in.
While putting together the powerpoints, I also discovered and captured a 4 minute video of my parents talking about love and their relationship. The video was produced on Valentine’s Day of 2008 by Regence Blue Shield of Oregon. I contacted them and they said, of course, I could share the video . . . so, here it is:
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What a darling video. My heart is full of love, near bursting. Thank you for sharing.
Thanks Suveni! I feel lucky when I watch that. I hope you’re going great.
Thank you. 🙂
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Timeless. Elephants and angels. The perfect signals. Shall we follow suit? I’m thinking rocks and pastries. xoxoxo
Hahaha. Rock people and health cookies:)
You look just like your dad, John. What a sweet story.
Thanks Judi! I got pretty lucky.
Thank you beyond words for sharing this with us! I’m speechless. Being divorced and with a few broken engagements this just reinforces my ultimate belief in love and beautiful companionship.
You made my day:)
On Mon, Apr 12, 2021 at 11:21 AM John Sommers-Flanagan wrote:
> johnsommersflanagan posted: ” This afternoon, Rita and I are doing a short > lecture for the University of Montana Honors College course (HONR 391) > titled “Love.” Dr. Timothy Nichols, Dean of the Honors College is teaching > the course. They’ve covered a ton of very cool stuff (acade” >
Thanks for your comment Julie. I got pretty lucky in the parent and sister lottery. All my best to you!
Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful story from your parents. They have a very deep understanding of love. You and your sister were blessed to have them.
Thanks Diane! Yes, we were very fortunate. I hope all is well in your world.
What a beautiful story! If we could all love like that! Thanks for sharing.
Thanks Dana! Yes, their attitude toward love is something we all can strive toward.
How wonderful John, love us always patient and kind…..they nailed it you can see.
Sending love across the ocean ♥
Thanks Carol. Love right back to you!
OMG, your parents could have been one of the couples the Gottmans studied to find out what works! So beautiful. Thank you for sharing!
Thanks Renee! I got lucky:)!
John, I can see why you are YOU. Your parents are delightful, generous, funny, modest and graceful. What a lovely video and what a beautiful love story!
Thanks Elizabeth! I got very lucky. I hope all is well for you and your family.
How loving and sweet! What a precious gift their marriage is! Just lovely, John! I can see you in both of them.
BTW —- that comment was from Laura Hodges
Haha. Thanks for the identity tip:)
Thanks Laura! I’m honored to be seen in them.
Awww That was the sweetest thing! What a gift to have their voices and mannerisms while speaking of their love saved forever. They made very wise points.
Thanks for sharing.
Thanks! Yes, they were an amazing gift. John
What a beautiful, sweet video -it brought tears to my eyes and a deep sense of joy.
BTW: I’m a grad student at Monmouth U and had the Sommers-Flanagan team for two classes all semester. So the two of you are just as special too. Thank you. K2
Thanks for watching Keith. I’m glad you enjoyed the video and glad you enjoyed the SF team too. Good luck with your studies!