Tuesday, October 15, 2013

The gift of love in marriage...




I have the tendency to see the ugly before the pretty. The negative before the positive. In this post, I am going to remember the beautiful, for days when I think its all ugly...

I love the darling. Sure he is busy and swamped and there are challenges in marrying a man that is significantly older (eg: His impatience with my driving, being impatient about what seems easy...) but at the same time, I am thankful that we really like each other, and still trying to love each other better...



Somedays love means a romantic weekend... driving for too long to see the gardens as well as the house that Monet was in (Days like these include too many self portraits or the 100+ photos of the same scene...)  On more normal days, it means eating together, cooking and cleaning up, and catching up on each other other's day... some days eating Asian, some days, something European...



Love is also there despite our fights. And it is what brings us together when we reconcile. I am thankful also that it is love that will convince him to love me when I am homesick, hormonal, watching in melancholy as leaves start falling in Autumn...

Today, I am focusing on the gift of love that is my darling. While not perfect by any count, he does make an effort with me, and has not given up on us. He continues to tell me I can do it when I feel overwhelmed, and tries to make me smile when I am crying in pain. Thank you Jesus for darling.