Tuesday, June 22, 2010

Love is unconditional

"The only way love can last a lifetime is if it's unconditional. The truth is this love is not determined by the one being loved but rather by the one choosing to love. Instead of saying "I love you because..." you say "I love you, period."

Today's Dare: Do something out of the ordinary today for your spouse--something that proves (to you and to them) that your love is based on your choice and nothing else. Wash her car. Clean the kitchen. Buy his favorite dessert. Fold the laundry. Demonstrate love to them for the sheer joy of being their partner in marriage.

Steve cooked one of my favorite meals for dinner and allowed me to relax and just play with Claire. He also cleaned the kitchen after dinner. (Steve enjoys cooking, but his schedule has not allowed this in quite some time. It was nice for me to have a break while someone else took care of dinner and the cleanup.)

I gave Steve a massage and allowed him to relax without running any errands or performing any honey-dos. Our schedule has been so crazy the last couple of months. It was nice to just take it easy.

Steve - I love you, totally, completely, unconditionally. I chose you to be my husband, and I choose you still. I will choose you again tomorrow.


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