Love is…

No, this is not an Andy Gibb reference, but you can go there if you want. There’s been a bit of negativity around these parts, so I thought I’d brighten up the mood a bit with some musings on love.

Love is:

  • Open and spacious.
  • Without reference to self.
  • Warm, tender, and gentle.
  • Present in every tear that is shed.
  • The peaceful face of a sleeping spouse.
  • Kind and giving.
  • Nobody’s fool.
  • The most powerful force in the universe.
  • Patient and can endure.
  • Something everyone desires, yet nobody¬†understands.
  • Able to absorb the suffering of the entire world.
  • Hysterical in sorrow and boisterous in happiness.
  • Audible in the sigh of your beloved.
  • The giggles of children as they play.
  • The soreness of a broken heart.
  • The kiss of the newlywed at the altar.
  • A million more things I could never describe.

You see, despite everything I’ve been through these past four months, despite all the frustration, all the pain, all the sorrow, all the anger and the hurt, I still love my wife. I love her more than anything in the world. And I’ve experienced a real shift sometime in the recent past. I don’t just love her, I’m also in love with her. I don’t know how it happened, but somehow it did. That’s a hard place to be, but love can endure. That’s its nature.

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