My wife and I had been sending each other little wisps of love almost every day. Sometimes it was a note in the lunch bag, or it was an e-mail, a quick phone call, or later in our marriage (because we were married before even email had taken hold) a little heart icon on Facebook. We called these our “Miss You Love You” moments. For a few years we said in the note, the email, or the phone call, “Miss You Love You.” By the time Facebook came into our little universe, we were using our own style of shorthand…MULU. Miss U Love U. The phrase is part of our every-day vernacular. Furthermore, when I’ve received a MULU from my wife Monique, I respond with my own MULU2, my “Miss U Love U Too.”
By the way, on a quick side note, we wrote an article about a year ago regarding MULU, check it out here: “When A Spouse Is Disabled: Give the Gift of Mulu and Your Mulu2”.
A MULU is anything you can think of to let the other know that they are missed and loved. Anything.
A Proverb of Solomon says, “As a face is reflected in water, so the heart reflects the person.” And James 1:22-55 suggests that one accompany their words with action. We’re often confused about what we can do for another because we think we’re inadequate to the task. I know there’s love for others in your heart. You don’t have to buy a car or a house for the one you love. Try a simpler action that reflects what’s in your heart as your face is reflected in water.
A MULU isn’t discriminatory. You can offer your parents, your friends, your girlfriend or boyfriend, or your wife or husband a creative MULU. Try your own MULU.
I’ll give you some MULU ideas. Remember, they can be whatever you can think of. Some of you are just plain talented romantics. You’ll think of something AWESOME I’m sure. But do your best to keep them simple. Here they are:
- MULU by text. Just “MULU”
- Call someone, have a short conversation about whatever, and end with MULU. MULU offers a unique moment when the other is assured in a special way, that they are loved.
- MULU note: I’m sure you have a busy day, but remember, no matter what you do today, mulu.
- A short MULU poem taped to the dash of the car. e.g. “I’m glad I get to love, you. I’m honored to be your friend. My heart is ever with you, and that is ever true. Mulu.”
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Helpful Verses for Us
- I Peter 4:8: Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
- John 13:34-35: A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so must you love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.
- Romans 12:9-10: Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in brotherly love. Honor one another above yourselves.
- I John 4:19-21: We love, because He first loved us. If someone says, “I love God,” and hates his brother, he is a liar; for the one who does not love his brother whom he has seen, cannot love God whom he has not seen. And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.