He watched her beau­ti­ful face as she slept, amazed at the peace that was now preva­lent over her en­tire be­ing. The pain that had con­torted her lithe frame for days on end had fi­nally been brought un­der con­trol and this state of rest she fi­nally was in af­forded both some respite and the time re­quired to re­flect a bit more on the fragility of life and the sanc­tity of love. In her dream state came pour­ing out the un­fet­tered thoughts of a soul com­forted and con­fi­dent that his love for her was a true and con­stant com­pan­ion while to him, the events lead­ing up to this day had tested his mar­i­tal vows and found that for bet­ter, for worse, in sick­ness and in health, he would for­ever be by her side.

As he lis­tened to her rhyth­mic breath­ing into the early hours of dawn, he knew there and then that noth­ing more to him than to make ev­ery mo­ment they had been blessed to share to­gether count. In giv­ing and mak­ing a dif­fer­ence in the lives of other, they would not be found want­ing. In serv­ing and mak­ing the world they know a bet­ter place for all, they would not be caught nap­ping. But never again would they ig­nore the need to rec­og­nize and ap­pre­ci­ate each other, nor would they deny one an­other what­ever good gift they may be led to share one to the other, in cel­e­bra­tion of key mo­ments in their lives, even if it is a brand new Mercedes Benz G-Wagon, re­gard­less of what peo­ple may or may not say.

The All know­ing God chose at some point in the story of the hu­man be­ing, that it was not good for Man to be alone and so He brought into ex­is­tence Woman and in­sti­tuted mar­riage as the ve­hi­cle where both would find per­fec­tion. In the life jour­ney of the woman was the true ex­pres­sion of the man and like­wise in the life work of the man was the true essence of the woman. Such is the ethe­real bond be­tween hus­band and wife that no one out­side of their mar­riage, not even their chil­dren, can ever truly ap­pre­ci­ate what they must go through as they jour­ney to­wards per­fec­tion. No one should there­fore come be­tween hus­band and wife to judge how ei­ther one chooses to cel­e­brate the other for they just don’t know what they have been through just to find this one mo­ment in time to truly ex­press their love for one an­other.

May we al­ways find lit­tle and big ways to ex­press love for those who mat­ter the most to us.

For your com­ments, con­tri­bu­tions, con­nect with me here: @TonyeCole1 on Twit­ter.

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