"The course of true love never did run smooth."
~ William Shakespeare
His eyes have wrinkles now but they are more beautiful to me than the day when we first met. They see more, perceive more and are more attentive to what is around him. They see the days I am tired and out of sorts. They see the moments when I need that special embrace. Yes, they are more attractive than ever before… I love his wrinkled eyes.
His hands are worn and rough now. The young and soft skin has faded away because of the years of hard work providing for our family. They are always busy repairing and bringing comfort into our home. They are constantly serving, helping and loving in their own masculine way... Yes, they are more beautiful than ever before... I love his rugged, rough, calloused hands.
But if I had surrendered our marriage in those first few years of frustration… If I had walked away when we were both young and passionately opinionated… If I had given up on that stubborn nature or his on mine…
Then I wouldn't have been able to see the man that God has made him into today.
"...With all lowliness and meekness, with longsuffering,
forbearing one another in love;
Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace..."
~ Ephesians 4:2-3
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