more than just hearts and flowers and romance.
More than candlelit dinners, dancing, walking hand in hand, and moments of intimate sharing.
Love lasts beyond those initial stages...
It is understanding through the difficult times,
caring past the disagreements.
It's laughing together when things are good,
or laughing together to keep from crying
when things couldn't seem to go more wrong.
It is patience and compassion, compromise and healing.
Love is forgiving and forgiving and forgiving.
Love is everything we share together.
Because to me,
and always will be you.
My dad gave this card to my mom today. They held hands in church and tears filled my eyes... because I was incredibly overwhelmed with joy for their closeness, and I was also crying a few tears of sorrow, because I knew I'd never hold your hand again.
And when I heard the message in church today about true love, I was sniffling next to my dad. I needed a tissue. It was so beautiful. It was about how true love is dying for the one you love. And I knew in the quietness of my own heart that I would have died for you. And if given the chance, I'd probably still die for you.