We spend a good amount of time needing things which really translates to wanting things. Lately, I’ve been thinking about wedding vows probably because I’m going to be married soon. Duh. What is it we really need in love? I think I know what she needs:
She needs him to grow old with her, to tell her his dreams and let her help him realize them. She needs him to trust her with his heart and to know that she will never break it, but will nurture and respect, shelter and revere his heart. She needs him to know that she will love him without holding back, like the Earth loves the sky through bright blue, fierce storms, the complete dark of night and the first pink wash of dawn.
Why does she value these needs so much? Maybe because she was so fearlessly and lovingly made by One who shared these needs and molded them into her very bones. Maybe she forgot that she is not a stone. No. She was made to love and to be loved. And she has found that in and with him. February 13, 2016.