What comes to mind when you hear the phrase, “true love”? Hearts, flowers, music, etc? In practice, true love can look very different!

True love is your husband cleaning up after your anniversary dinner because you started feeling very, very sick about the time you finished eating cheesecake together. True love is your husband filling up your water bottle while you’re upstairs hoping that you can keep the dinner you just ate in your stomach. True love is your husband doing all the “before bed” chores himself while you huddle under the blankets and shiver uncontrollably. True love is your husband reassuring you that you did not “ruin your anniversary” when you apologize for just that.

When someone loves you, really loves you, then this is the sort of thing they do. Candy, flowers, jewelry… none of that means anything when compared to someone who sacrifices their own convenience to take care of you. They don’t complain, they don’t make you feel guilty, they just take care of you when you need it. I can tell you from experience that it’s that sort of thing that will make someone feel loved and cherished.

I really couldn’t have asked for a better husband, and I’m so very thankful that God put the two of us together. It’s been an honor and a joy to be Aaron’s wife for the past 13 years. I look forward to however many years the Lord gives us together, but I’m still hoping that it’s at least 70!

I love you Aaron, with all my heart. Thank you for loving me back.