love is a verb.

It’s my anniversary today.  Six years!  But as any high school sweet heart knows, it feels oh so much longer.  #legit

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“First things first, I’m the realist.”  I just feel very, very pulled to tell you all this.  I love Nick so much.  Like link arms and skip through a meadow.  That much.  But you know what?  I don’t feel like that all the time.  There have been times when I’ve laid on the floor desolate and sad and felt sure he didn’t love me.  There have been times when I have been mean, and selfish, and gross.  I’ve yelled things and then he yelled back.  You know what?  So what!  I’m a sinner and Nick’s a sinner and we added two more sinners to our equation and sometimes things get ugly.  But then we choose to do love.  I make him a sandwich and he compliments my outfit and then we slowly get back to “skipping through a meadow” happy.

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The closest I could get to a meadow.

I’m such a spaz that I thought I’d let some other people do my talking for me.  Because you know.  Feelings.  They’re gross.  And I might tell you that I’ve been hoarding these quotes for a while.  So read them!

“When over the years someone has seen you at your worst, and knows you with all your strengths and flaws, yet commits him-or herself to you wholly, it is a consummate experience.  To be loved but not known is comforting but superficial.  To be known and not loved is our greatest fear.  But to be fully known and truly loved is, well, a lot like being loved by God.  It is what we need more than anything.  It liberates us from pretense, humbles us out of our self-righteousness, and fortifies us for any difficulty life can throw at us.”

“The Christian principle that needs to be at work is Spirit-generated selflessness- not thinking less of yourself or more of yourself but thinking of yourself less.  It means taking your mind off yourself and realizing that in Christ your needs are going to be met and are, in fact, being met so that you don’t look at your spouse as your savior.  People with a deep grasp of the gospel can turn around and admit that their selfishness is the problem and that they’re going to work on it.  And when they do that, they will often discover an immediate sense of liberation, of waking up from a troubling dream… Those who stop concentrating on how unhappy they are find that their happiness is growing.  You must lose yourself to find yourself.”

The Meaning of Marriage, Tim Keller (Read this, it’s rocking my world)

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“Love ain’t a thing, Love is a verb”  John Mayer

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“Don’t act like it’s a bad thing to fall in love with me.”  Justin Timberlake

 

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