Hi Honey. Happy Anniversary. Yes, I’ve just announced it to the world. But, it’s better than shouting about our love from a rooftop, cause you know how I like to trip and fall from high places. Each year I tell you that I love you more than the last. If this trend continues, I might have to grow a larger heart. The number of years that have passed since we said our I do’s doesn’t really matter. What matters is that we’ve stuck it out, shared each others joys, and cut each others sorrows in half. I’m so proud to call you my husband. Love you, T
I’ve talked to many couples who say their love grows deeper over the years. I never understood how this could be true…there has to be a limit on marital love…doesn’t there?
I’ve recently concluded that the answer is no – there is no limit on love.
A few years ago, my mom got sick. After about 18 months worth of doctor visits we discovered that at age 59, she had a fast-progressing, disabling illness. As kids, we knew our parents loved each other, but from the kid perspective, you never really know how much. You just don’t want to think of your parents that way.
Over the past few years, I’ve watched my dad care for my mom. He sees past the illness and sees the her. Not the her that she was. The her that she is. I can see it in his eyes when he looks at her. I can hear it in his words when he tells her that he loves her and that she’s beautiful. I can feel it in the air when he lifts her out of bed. While others may only see a patient or the memory of someone they used to call friend, or aunt, or neighbor, he still sees his wife, his love. To me, that is the sign of a perfect love.
My Dad has been a great role model, and I can only wish that my own marriage will continue to progress towards a perfect love. Of course I believe it is a forever kind of love and as perfect as it can be, but after several more decades, how can I even begin to imagine how deep our love may become.
I don’t think there is any such a thing as the perfect marriage. However, for those who are lucky enough to find their Mr. or Mrs. Wonderful, I think we should all strive towards a perfect love.
Do you believe that love can grow deeper with time?