Some people have a love that others just don’t understand, like this story posted by a friend of mine who’s a nurse.
She wrote that it was a busy morning when an elderly gentleman in his 80’s arrived to have stitches removed from his thumb. He said he was in a hurry and that he needed to get to the nursing home to eat breakfast with his wife at 9am sharp. It’s something he does every day. He then mentioned that she’s been there for a while battling Alzheimer’s.
So my friend asked if his wife would be mad if he was a bit late and he said no. She hasn’t known who he was for five years now. My friend was surprised and asked, then why do you go every day if she doesn’t know you. The elderly gentleman smiled, patted my friend on the hand and replied, “She may not know who I am anymore, but I still know who she is… she’s the love of my life."
Dave Willis said, “Great marriages don’t happen by luck or by accident. They are the result of a consistent investment of time, thoughtfulness, forgiveness, affection, prayer, mutual respect, and a rock-solid commitment between a husband and a wife.”
And Steven Wedgeworth added, “We should be able to look at our spouse in the face and say, ‘You complete me…’ This completeness of husband and wife is why the apostle Paul can say that to love your spouse is to love yourself (Ephesians 5:28). The two really are one, and this means so much more than sentiment. It means they are one flesh.”