One True Love ~The Gift I Treasure


After 17 year of marriage, it seems that Valentine’s Day may be losing it’s luster and pazazz.  Or, it could just be the chaotic and busy lives we’ve been journeying through recently!  Living life with four children, jobs, and endless appointments is inevitably time consuming!  Regardless, of the busyness our lives take, there’s one thing that never changes… My love for my Valentine, my husband, lover, and best friend!

I’ve learned so much about {love} in 17 years of marriage!  Most importantly, I’ve come to understand that true love isn’t always butterflies, smiles, flirting, gifts, romantic dinners, or long romantic talks.  Happy marriages certainly consist of all these wonderful aspects, just not everyday!  There are conflicts, disagreements, moments of irritability, and busyness!

True love is more than romance and butterflies…


What is True Love

True love is … comfort.

Sitting in a room together… Enjoying your lovers presence… Even when your not talking… Just “being” together!

True love is… unconditional.

Knowing despite your irritable moods and heated debates, the marriage is stable, strong, and secure!

True love is… fun.

Knowing each other so well, you make one another laugh with ease… even the familiar joking that leads to only a smile!

True love is… silly.

Being able to let down your guard and be goofy together.

True love is.. dreaming together.

Knowing one another’s dreams, goals, and aspirations.

Working behind the scenes to bring those dreams to fruition… wishing and wanting the best for the love of your life.

True love is… familiar.

Knowing one another intimately and feeling complete together.  Whether, just sitting in a room or having an intimate conversation.

True love is… self-sacrificing.

Putting the other’s needs, wants, and dreams first… And selflessly giving and serving for the needs of each other.

True love is… forgiveness.

Talking, making-up, and {never} holding a grudge.

True love is… A gift.

Having your soul mate… living, walking, and dreaming beside you everyday.

True love is.. Rare.

This kind of {forever} love is not common in our world today… Experiencing love so intimately and deeply is something to cherish and behold.

True love is… True.

It’s knowing… nothing can separate your bond, your marriage, or your love!  Knowing regardless of the circumstances surrounding you… your love is strong enough to carry you through!


Mathew 19:6 “So they are no longer two, but one flesh. Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mark 10:9 “Therefore what God has joined together, let no one separate.”

Mathew 19:5 “‘For this reason a man will leave his father and mother and be united to his wife, and the two will become one flesh’?”

“You have captured my heart, my treasure, my bride. You hold it hostage with one glance of your eyes, with a single jewel of your necklace.”  —Song of Solomon 4:9

“Scarcely had I passed them when I found the one my heart loves. I held him and would not let him go till I had brought him to my mother’s house, to the room of the one who conceived me.”  —Song of Solomon 3:4

“Your love delights me, my treasure, my bride. Your love is better than wine, your perfume more fragrant than spices.”  —Song of Solomon 4:10

“You are so handsome, my love, pleasing beyond words!”  —Song of Solomon 1:16

“Kiss me and kiss me again, for your love is sweeter than wine.”  —Song of Solomon 1:2
Dearest Robert,

Happy Valentines Day!  You are my one true love!  My familiar place!  My place of comfort & joy!  The one I behold and cherish!  The one I thank God for every single day!  We are better… together!  Together we are silly, goofy, and serious!  Our love is a dream come true!  It’s passionate, familiar, forgiving, and all things good! Although, I get easily distracted {as you know all too well} and often caught up in life’s chaotic moments… I know how truly blessed I am to be loved by you!  I thank God for the beautiful and rare gift of… our marriage!  Robert, Our love is …. true!

Love Always & Forever,

Your’s truly,

Crystal {your bride and biggest fan}


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