Saturday, March 31, 2012

Why I love him

I used to melt when you brought me flowers and chocolate.

You told me you loved me for the first time by the lake and my heart skipped a beat.

You gave me my first kiss under the midnight sky and took my breath away.

You placed a ring on my finger that I adore to symbolize your love and commitment.

But these days it doesn't take much to deepen my love for you. It's so much more than dates and movies, more than sweet words and soft touches.

When you wake up in the middle of the night to give our daughter a kiss and take her potty, I grow more in love.

When you get on the floor and wrestle her, causing giggling fits and screams of delight, I grow more in love.

When you vacuum the floor when I didn't even ask for help, I grow more in love.

When you massage my aching back and pat my tummy just to say "hello" to our little peanut, I grow more in love.

When we both get a horrible night's sleep and I have bad breath in the morning, yet you still give me a kiss and a smile, I grow more in love.

When I see you reading your Bible, I grow more in love.

When you preach and teach others about the Lord, I grow more in love.

When you take the time to stop and listen to one in need, I grow more in love.

When you live your life as the leader and man Father has called you to be, I grow more in love.

Love is so much more than a feeling. Even though we've experienced that beginning stage of our devotion together, it doesn't even begin to tip the iceburg of what our love is today.

I love you more today more than I did yesterday. You are my best friend and the love of my life.

1 Corinthians 13

 If I speak in the tongues of men or of angels, but do not have love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal.  If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but do not have love, I am nothing.  If I give all I possess to the poor and give over my body to hardship that I may boast, but do not have love, I gain nothing.  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. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away.  For we know in part and we prophesy in part,  but when completeness comes, what is in part disappears.  When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put the ways of childhood behind me.  For now we see only a reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.  And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love. 

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