I am such a romantic. I enjoy long walks on the beach, candlelight, flowers, and gazing into each others eyes for long hours at a time.
This is when most people would gag in disgust and say to get a room.
I can't help it. Something in me enjoys crying to chick flicks when the maid finally falls in love and is swept off of her feet. The prince slides the slipper onto Cinderella's foot and they live happily ever after. Of course there is the one where a huge boat sinks, Jack goes freezing drowning in the ocean and yet the story has captured us romantics into it's storyline ending with tears of love for fictional characters.
But this isn't real love.
Real love is when my husband faithfully lifts me up after a surgery.
Real love is when he is exhausted after a long day at work and still helps clean up after dinner because he knows I am exhausted, too (and of course because we have 7 children to get ready for bed!).
Real love is when he forgives me for that occasional grumpy 'tude before my first cup of coffee.
Real love means sacrifice.
Real love means forgiveness.
Real love means consistency.
Real love means perseverance.
The world needs more real love, not romanticized infatuations. Let's go out and spread some real love around.
"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." ~1 Corinthians 13:4-8 (NIV)
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