We went to an absolutely lovely wedding last weekend of a co-worker from R’s work. R played in the orchestra with a bunch of her students from their school. So neat to have that much music at your ceremony. The ceremony was beautiful and the reception was super fun (and our first night out in over 5 months together!). We had a prime view of the dance floor and it was super fun to watch the families dance it up. We had to take off after dinner to relieve our babysitters but we got one slow dance in before we left. The ceremony had a reading, “On Love” from I Corinthians 13 (you know the typical, love is . . . poem) but this time it really struck me and I really listened. There are several versions, but the message is the same. What a nice refresher and what a way to realize I’ve not been saving my best for my husband lately . . .
Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; it does not rejoice at wrongdoing, but rejoices with the truth. Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. Love never ends.
I think we take things out on our spouses because we know, of all people, they will take it. But it’s still not fair to treat them as any less than you’d want them to treat you. We’re partners in this and even if one partner has to lean on the other more at some points, we’re always there for each other.