Marrying the person you want to spend the rest of your life with doesn’t mean you already have had your happy ending. But rather, it is the beginning, the beginning of your journey together towards the path of your own happily ever after. It is true, that there is no perfect love; that marrying someone you love doesn’t mean it would be filled with only love and happiness. Love, just like life is full of ups and downs…
1 Corinthians 13:4-5: “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 is patient…
I remember the nights I spent praying for you. I prayed to have someone who is true to his words, honest, compassionate, understanding, and loving. Then one day you came, I was scared to open up and break my walls for you but you climbed it and you patiently waited until you finally crumbled the wall I built. And my love, how happy I am that you came along to my life and change it. Thank you for being patient with me along the way; when I am feeling grumpy and having my mood swings, you will just sit there, listening to my rants patiently. Thank you.
Love is kind…
My college professor once told us, that if we’re going to have a date with a man, we should observe how this person treats his inferior. Because sooner or later, he would do the same thing to you. And I was relieved when you treat people with a great respect. Their profession doesn’t matter. You treat everybody with kindness. You are kind and compassionate. There are times that I doubt if you are a human or an angel who came down to earth to be with me. You are so good to be true. The way you treat other people with humility and kindness says a lot on how good of a person you are. And I love you even more for that. Thank you.
Love does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. Love does not dishonor others; it is not self-seeking.
I must have done something really good in my past life to deserve an angel like you. You’ve got all the nice things in the world, but you never try to show off but rather, you share your blessings with other people. You are always willing to lend a helping hand to people who are in need. Maybe, I am one of them. Maybe, I needed you and thank you for not just lending but giving every bits of you to me. You are very humble in every ways and I admire you for that. You never make me wonder why you chose me. You never make me feel incomplete. You always make me feel I am loved; that I am your universe, and you always make me feel I am more than enough.
Love is not easily angered…
In the span of our relationship, never have I seen you angry and it scares the hell out of me. Because they said, a person who doesn’t get angry tends to explode the loudest. I asked you once, why you have never been angry at me in spite of I, being so stubborn and obnoxious most of the time. You stared at me, and created a curve in your lips and muttered, “Love is not easily angered..” I frowned and rolled my eyes for I did not get your answer. You sit with me quietly whenever I am angry at small things while you hold my hand patiently. You are my moment of quiet and peace in this loud world. I finally understand what the sentence meant.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
We are not perfect. We will continue to commit many mistakes, but mistakes won’t measure the love we have for each other. What I like the most about our relationship is that, we accept each other flaws and imperfections. We are willing to compromise when things get rough. Thank you for bringing out the best in me. You made me the woman I am now because you love me; because you correct me when I’m at fault. You give me a room to grow as a human being. You never comforted me with lies. And baby, how sweet your truth is. Thank you for your truth.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
No words can express how much I am loving you—and when I said I am loving you what I mean is that I am going to love you as long as I am breathing. Thank you for not giving up on me; for making me feel whole and complete; for entrusting me your future kids, future meals, future figure, future house. ?
I can’t promise you the moon nor the stars because they are so overrated. And I also can’t guarantee you that it’s going to be a smooth sailing journey. But, I promise to always protect you, to always trust, always hope, and always persevere. I promise not to let go of your hand whatever the weather might be. You are my hope, my light, my world, my life, my everything..
Ecclesiastes 3:11 He has made everything beautiful in its time.
Indeed it is. As we start a brand new whole journey together, may God be in the center of our relationship. May he be blessed this journey with you.
Thank you God, for giving me an amazing man. I’ll be forever grateful to you for binding us together as one. Sabi nga ni Toni Gonzaga, “Lord. Pandesal lang hiningi ko sa inyo.Burger binigay niyo.May fries pa. ” ? ❤
What God has brought together, let no man separate.
Illustrations by Puung