I have a real life fairytale love. Not the disney kind or the romantic novel kind... the real kind. We screw up and we hurt each other and we are selfish and insensitive and we fight and get it all wrong... and yet we always come back to each other. More often than not we forget to put God in the middle, so there is plenty of room for the world to get between us, but we try and we don't give up, and we remember who put us together in the first place.
I guess I am feeling pretty in love with my husband tonight. Not for any special reason, but for all the little reasons that make him my everyday hero. He might not have a white horse and he didn't have to rescue me from a tall tall tower, but he comes through when I need him to and I know he loves me. That's hero enough for me.
1 Corinthians 13
If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am only a resounding gong or a clanging cymbal. If I have the gift of prophecy and can fathom all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have a faith that can move mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give all I possess to the poor and surrender my body to the flames, but have not love, I gain nothing.
Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
Love never fails. But where there are prophecies, they will cease; where there are tongues, they will be stilled; where there is knowledge, it will pass away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part, but when perfection comes, the imperfect disappears. When I was a child, I talked like a child, I thought like a child, I reasoned like a child. When I became a man, I put childish ways behind me. Now we see but a poor reflection as in a mirror; then we shall see face to face. Now I know in part; then I shall know fully, even as I am fully known.
And now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.