When we were first married,
my husband and I determined to not get over
People often made rude comments and jeered
about “the honeymoon being over,”
the love and joy would end
as soon as we unpacked from the honeymoon.
Even Christians occasionally gave us the idea
that the love would change so much,
it would never be as good as the honeymoon.
We decided we didn’t want that.
We wanted to prove them all wrong.
Our goal was to stay in love through the years.
That’s our mushy-gushy talk
for “I LOVE YOU.”
Since my first bout with cancer in 2005,
my husband has begun each day by waking me up
so I can take my thyroid hormone at the right time,
then he makes me coffee.
Even without the note,
that wafting coffee scent speaks of his love for me.
Leaving notes is only one of the ways
we keep from being cured from
We also give brief calls,
drop a short email
instant message every day.
I say short because my husband is being paid to work,
not romance me.
But, it doesn’t take long to send love,
or a word of appreciation
during the day.
It doesn’t take much,
to inflame that touch of
And you know what?
People were right about the honeymoon being over.
It really isn’t the same as it was on the honeymoon.
Honeymoon love is great,
but married love is
and a more satisfying love.
What are some of the ways you and your spouse
keep love alive?