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.
I Corinthians 13:4-8
This is my beloved, and this is my friend.
Song of Soloman 5:16
When my wife and I married, this is what we wrote each other after the birth of our first child. The poems reflect young love in its beginning stages of life together and the start of a family. May you find something in them that makes you stop and reflect on someone special to you.
If I was not meant to love you, why does your hand fit so well into mine?
When you are not near, you cause my heart to pine.
Why do I look at you like I do?
Why does my soul long for you?
Why do you drive me so mad to only love you more?
Looking at you the one I adore.
Why did I have to make you my wife?
How did you know when to show up at the right time of my life?
Why do I long for the touch of your hand against my cheek?
Hanging on to every word you speak.
Why did I want to make a home with you?
May reflections of our love continuously renew.
How amazing the love that gave us such a lovely little girl,
Waiting and watching her life unfurl.
Why can't I stand the thought of being alone without you?
Our days on earth are so few.
Why do you make my pulse quicken and lose my breath?
May we only be separated in death.
Why do I want you by my side when I die?
At that moment when you may cry.
Dying is something we all must do,
But we will be together again cause our Lord will make everything new.
How I love your strong, loving embrace,
Everytime I look into your gorgeous face.
You loved me all along,
You make me feel strong.
I longed for you to talk to me when I first saw you,
And my heart didn't know what to do.
Being like chocolate melting in your hand,
The boundless love that did expand.
Your big beautiful blue eyes make me feel that way still,
Our lives together waiting to fulfill.
Our brand new daughter is made from you and me,
With God's breath inside her set free.
At different times in our lives we had met briefly. Never to talk but only exchange glances over the years. Never realizing we grew up just across the state line from each other. Only two miles between our homes. Seperated by fate, never to meet until a preordained time. God plans things and unfolds them in His own way.
My prayer is ...
May we be not just lovers ordained by God in marriage, but friends that share our innermost thoughts.
May we dream about each other so we can be together all the time.
May I always allow myself to be loved by her. Continuously tearing down all the barriers I built up against love.
May we not kill our love with the one thing that can kill it - neglect.
May the gift of my love be a gift I never ask to take back.
May I always want good for her and celebrate in her accomplishments.
May love vanquish time in each others moments together.
May she be the one I talk to, the one to share the beauty of the stars with, to laugh with, to touch, and the one to bring joy to my life.
May my heart never wither from not hearing from hers.
May the love she give continue to bring out the best in me.
May I continue to learn how to love others in the way she loves me.
May her love continue to flow back and soften my heart.
May our hopes rest in Christ who proved love is stronger than death.
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