Love used to look like a spectacular display to declare to the world that we loved each other. It looked like a bouquet of reddest roses to greet me at the door. It looked like falling asleep to each others’ voices on the phone every night. It looked like handwritten poetry, wax-sealed letters, surprise midnight picnics and guitar songs written just for me.
Of course, love still can look like that.
What surprised me was that love has so many more shades than I ever anticipated.
Love looks like tugging on my hand so I don’t walk into telephone poles and tree branches. It looks like looking me in the eye and telling me about your big failure from the past week, expecting me to push you away, and instead finding my arms wrapped around you even tighter. It looks like coming home and finding our dirty dishes and cups all over and quietly gathering them up. It looks like driving for an hour on weeknights just to see me. It looks like worshipping God together in the quiet of the living room. It looks like having a stressful day and finding your arms around me, whispering that even though my head is full and my makeup smudged, I am still beautiful inside and out.
Love looks like being comfortable in each other’s silence, looking at each other after we’ve discussed philosophy and theology and marvelling at God’s amazing creation of spirit and flesh sitting right in front of us. It looks like creating a safe space, a small slice of heaven, for each other. It looks like dancing to the tune of serving and receiving and giving. It looks like finding yourself in the middle of love before you knew you even began. It looks like cultivating vulnerability, even with an uncertain future, because God calls us to live and love courageously.
Love, most of all, looks like chasing after God together, helping each other love Him and the world around us more.
I love you,
your future wife
Join me in the fight against cancer by pledging me for my participation in the Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life!
The Canadian Cancer Society Relay For Life is an overnight non-competitive relay that celebrates cancer survivors and pays tribute to the lives of loved ones. It involves teams of 10 - 15 people who take turns walking, running or strolling around a track to raise money to support the work of the Canadian Cancer Society. It’s a night of fun, friendship and fundraising to beat cancer. Every step you take in Relay raises money to help the Canadian Cancer Society save lives.
Funds raised through Relay For Life make a difference. They help the Canadian Cancer Society fund the most promising research projects in the country, provide information services and support programs in the community and advocate for public policies that prevent cancer and help those living with it. Join the Fight by pledging my participation in Relay For Life – just click the link at the bottom of this message to view my personal page and look for the donate button to support me in this event. Online pledging is secure and it saves the Society money by reducing administrative costs. No amount is too small, or too big. And with a donation of $10 or more, you will receive a tax receipt immediately by e-mail.
I’m doing Relay for Life and I need help raising some money so if any of you feel like donating a little bit for cancer research or would just like supporting me in kind words and stuff that would be awesome! Let me know and I’ll set up a link for a donation thingy (It’s from the relay site so you don’t have to worry about me embezzling your money)
A few years ago, I was affected by cancer myself when my grandpa passed away after a fight with pancreatic cancer that spread everywhere. It really hit me hard and made me realize that no one else should have to go through what my grandpa went through. However, everyday, everywhere, people are still being diagnosed, suffering and fighting against cancer. With the little bits that we can help out, we can help fight against cancer.
This would be so awesome and together we can work towards a better future and be able to defeat cancer!
Any little bit counts! Please consider a small donation of any sort (money, compliment, encouragement or even reblogging this) and join me in this fight against cancer! :)
Give me an ask, let’s be friends, and I can email you any details you’ll need!
Thank you all so much!!! :)
Lord i have no desire outside of your perfect will for my life.