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Saturday, November 7, 2009

Old Age or True Love?


This gave me a chuckle, so I thought I'd share it. But I don't agree with the lady. To me, that's the definition of love: when you are so committed to your partner, that infidelity is not even a possibility. It may take years for some relationships to achieve; for others it's instant and automatic.

For me, love and trust are interchangeable terms. There have been many occasions over the years when my husband and I have had to be apart. Sometimes, it's been merely overnight; other times it's been for two or three weeks, due to the demands of our jobs. It was never a problem for us. Each of us has always known that the other was incapable of betrayal. When you deeply care for someone, you want to protect them from harm. You choose never to hurt them, no matter what temptation comes your way. That is love; that is trust. It's a wonderful gift.

17 comments:

Lesley said...

thanks so much for stopping by my place! I love that little quip...too cute...and I so agree with your view ....you nailed it!

The girl with the flour in her hair said...

That is so funny. I love it.

I count myself lucky to be in that kind of relationship. I know not everyone finds that, but am so thankful that I have. :) Good post.

jules said...

I agree with you. The idea that infidelity is not even possible show such a great amount of trust and comfort!

Steven Anthony said...

I think your last line said it best...That is truly a wonderful gift....amen!

K a b l o o e y said...

Wow, that's blessed. Good for you guys. The original version cracked me up, then you choked me up.

singedwingangel said...

I heard TD Jakes and Serita preach on marriage and longevity in it one time. td said a woman who had been married 65 years was speaking to him and he asked her what the secret to a successful marriage was.. She replied we never fell out of love with one another at the same time, someone was always strong enough to love the other through anything...

Queenie Jeannie said...

I agree!!

Jen said...

Good post, Eva..I feel sorry for couples that don't find "true love"...the post shows that an affair was not something that even entered the husbands mind!!!!!

lakeviewer said...

Oh Precious! And funny. Yes, true love means always loyal to the other.

Char said...

That's so cute!

Joanna Jenkins said...

Eva, I totally agree with YOU.
xo

Betty Manousos:cutand-dry.blogspot.com said...

Eva, It's so difficult to have that kind of relationship.Loved your post.
Hope you're having a great Sunday!
xxx

Tam said...

Oh, this is such a wonderful post! How true...and how fortunate you are to have found this kind of love in your lifetime! (But the picture was funny anyway!)

strokeofliving said...

Eva,
I'm a SITSter and follower of Amy @ I Wonder Wye. Since she honored you with an award recently I wanted to check you out for myself. I agree with your position on love, still looking for it myself. Stop over at SOL when you are surfing for new blogs to read. You are welcomed any time :-)

Frugal Vicki said...

You were right, I do really like this post. It is so hard for some of us to overcome the pains of our past trusts, especially if the person that betrayed you was a parent. I think that is how I knew my husband was right for me. He understood the lack of trust, and was patient until it lessened as the love grew.

Aimee @ Ain't Yo Mama's Blog said...

Could not agree more with your definition of love. When you love someone, all you want is the best for them and to never hurt them in any way. I'm happy to hear you found that kind of love with your husband. I'm happy to say the same goes for me. =)

Hope you're having a great weekend!
-Aimee

Katie said...

Beautifully said. Thanks so much for linking and sharing this with us!