Love possesses not nor would it be possessed; For love is sufficient unto love. And think not you can direct the course of love, if it finds you worthy, directs your course. Love has no other desire but to fulfil itself.”
But if you love and must needs have desires, let these be your desires: To melt and be like a running brook that sings its melody to the night. To know the pain of too much tenderness. To be wounded by your own understanding of love; And to bleed willingly and joyfully.”
― Kahlil Gibran, Le Prophète
Nothing beats loving your spouse and actually being “in love” with them. When you truly love someone yes, you will move Heaven and Earth to make them happy, to be with them…and face life’s journey together.
There will be times when we may be seized with crippling doubt…
“Did I make the right decision?: “Are we meant to be together?”
You’ll face hardships and heartbreaking sadness…but no one said marriage is easy. It’s not. It’s filled with many dark moments but it’s also filled with unbridled joy, zest, and yes love love love!
When things seem at their most difficult, give it time. Talk, work things out. Laugh together, cry together. Open up to your fears and explore ways to conquer them. Your spouse should be your greatest fan. And always always remember that initial thrill when you first fell in love, and realize they too knew, maybe even before you did…that your heart was theirs.