I love being married! Through the good times and bad times, I have a constant companion. He lifts me up when I am down and I do the same for him. Each day that passes my love grows for him. I never thought I would find that kind of love, much less get married. Yet, by the grace of God, here we are almost 16 years later.
This is the beauty of true, unconditional, for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer, in sickness and in health, until death do us part kind of love. It is a choice. It is giving 100% of yourself so it can work. It is "I love you's," compliments, encouragement, and genuine caring about each other's dreams. It's "I'm sorry," and making changes. It's forgiveness and compassion. It's understanding and empathy. It's learning to love each other quirks and giving each other space. It's being interested in each other's hobbies even if it is just enough to talk about it. It's putting each other above others. It's making time for each other. It's making each other a priority. It's the essence of love pure and simple.
We knew we belonged together. It was evident our hearts had connected. When we saw each other in those early days before we chose to date, our smiles shared what our souls longed to say. A year later we entered into a sacred bond sanctified by God. "Until death do us part."