I Choose Love.
I Choose You.
I like this picture of Gabriel so much I'm not even sure what to say about it. It's so him, just relaxed looking at me. I'm going to frame it and put it in my house somewhere.
I am so grateful for the way he loves me. The sacrifices he makes. The things he chooses to do just because I would enjoy it. If relationships could have a motto ours would be "Choose Love". It is inscribed on the inside of his wedding band. It would be inscribed in mine if it was big enough.
I am a BIG fan of infatuation. It's fun to have all those mushy feelings, passion and excitement practically oozing out of you. However we thankfully learned before we got married that the oozing eventually slows down. Some days will have more passion some days less. Life happens but so can love, real love. The kind that is chosen on a daily basis. The kind that is patient and kind and not jealous or boastful or proud or rude. The love that does not demand its own way and is not irritable, and keeps no record of being wronged. The kind that does not rejoice about injustice but rejoices whenever the truth wins out. The kind of love that never gives up, never loses faith, is always hopeful, and endures through every circumstance. (Taken and adapted from the Bible, I Corintians 13) We still have a long way to go with perfecting this "Real Love" but we have also come a long way. Sometimes I think Gabriel has come farther than I have, especially those times I feel that I fall short. I am thankful every moment is an opportunity for change.
Apparently I'm feeling a little serious today. Maybe someone out there needs this today. Maybe the someone was just me.