Jenny and I had our wedding anniversary yesterday and in the evening we sat on the sofa and browsed through the picture book of our civil ceremony in 2010. Jenny’s uncle Christopher read a text during the ceremony and we had this text printed at the end of the picture book. It does gon nicely with my recent post about sharing – I think.
What is Love?
(by Walter Rinder)
Love is not just looking at each other
and saying “You’re wonderful”.
There are times when we are anything but wonderful.
Love is looking out in the same direction.
It is linking our strength to pull a common load.
It is pushing together towards the far horizons, hand in hand.
Love is knowing that when our strength falters,
we can borrow the strength of someone who cares.
Love is a strange awareness that our sorrow will be shared
and made lighter by sharing;
that joys will be enriched and multiplied by the joy of another.
Love is knowing someone else cares
that we are not alone in life.
Pretty nice, isn’t it?