Thursday, February 14, 2013

Steadfast Love

I've been thinking about the steadfastness of love. When you're married a long time every day isn't an emotional high. Life isn't that way and marriage is no different.

The steadfastness of love allows you to realize that even though you may not be warm and flowy inside on the outside you know you have a life partner that loves you no matter what. He loves you with morning breath, bad hair, and loose baggy sweats. He loves you when you're hormonal or actually nagging (gasp). He loves you because he sees on a daily long term basis all you do for him, and the children. Though he's more even keeled than you, he values your input to major decisions and sometimes the trivial ones. He hates to see you cry, even though when tears fall it has nothing to do with him, but it may just be that that's how you're wired. Your steadfast love allows you to do the same for him.

Over time you learn that love is an action; but not just being busy and doing.  Sometimes love is just basking and knowing that you are loved.

Valentine's Day is every day for me - because we each try to live out love.  One day I heard the words that meant so much to me and it was no where near Valentine's Day; but even when I don't hear them, I know I am loved.

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.

Love never fails.  1 Corinthians 13:4-8

Do you know that you are loved? 

1 comment:

  1. That's very, very sweet. I hope to have a love like that when I grow up. LOL.


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