For without words, in friendship, all thoughts, all desires, all expectations are born and shared, with joy that is unacclaimed. When you part from your friend, you grieve not; For that which you love most in him may be clearer in his absences, as the mountain to the climber is clearer from the plain. (Khalil Gabran)
And as his wife:
These are the hands that will passionately love you and cherish you through the years, for a lifetime of happiness. These are the hands that will countless times wipe the tears from your eyes: tears of sorrow and tears of joy. These are the hands that will comfort you in illness, and hold you when fear or grief fill you. These are the hands that will give you support and celebrate with you in your accomplishments. (Hand of the Bride and Groom Prayer)
For love is not selfish nor is it unkind. Love for another keeps us grounded, gives us purpose and ultimately unbridled joy.