i held out hope.

Our great desire is that you will keep on loving others as long as life lasts, in order to make certain that what you hope for will come true. Hebrews 6:11

Celebrating a recent anniversary, doing the things we enjoy together.

Lifelong love is harder than it sounds.

There’s a reason why many marriages and relationships don’t last. Love requires vulnerability, and this invites the possibility of being hurt.

You may have experienced hurt from having loved someone, but you have probably also experienced the unconditional love of others.

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double-nickel!

Better

by JJ Heller

Your smile, plays like a movie in my mind.
Feels like, you’ve always been here in my life.
Your voice is like a song, I can’t forget you.
And I never want to let you go –
I just want to let you know.

You make me laugh a little louder.
You make me dream a little bigger.
My life is so much sweeter
‘Cause you make me –
you make me better.

We hold so many mem’ries in our hearts.
So close – even if we are far apart.
Standing, on the edge of new beginnings.
I can’t wait to see just what you’ll do
and every time I think of you.

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33

It is real

They say love is blind.

I disagree.

Infatuation is blind.

Love is all-seeing and accepting.

Love is seeing the flaws and blemishes and accepting them. Love is accepting the bad habits and mannerisms, and working around them. Love is recognizing all the fears and insecurities, and knowing your role is to comfort. Love is working through all the challenges and painful times.

Infatuation is fragile and will shatter when life is not perfect.

Love is strong and it strengthens because

it is real.

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