true love ; ;

To love another with their best interests at heart that is true love. To love them in a way that sets them free to become a better version of themselves, that allows them to reach out and fly. Not to manipulate or try to retain but to encourage and nurture in trust and respect. To let them know you will always be there by their side, for better or worse  even though you may not agree with all their decisions. To love them like God loves us, unconditionally, always, no matter what, come what may. I wish to love like that too. I wish to love my family like that, my friends, and everyone around me. Too many people condemn, judge, criticize and so so few just love. I want to love exhuberantly, undescribably, without any reason , and just because. People don´t understand that kind of love sometimes and for me its sad. They think you have a hidden agenda when in truth you only want to love them, support them, be their true friend. I find it sad that in this jaded world true unconditional love is met with suspicion instead of gratitude but I will not let that deter me. I know what I was put on this earth for and that is to love and to serve.
—  e.v.e.

If ever two were one, then surely we.
If ever man were loved by wife, then thee.
If ever wife was happy in a man,
Compare with me, ye women, if you can.
I prize thy love more than whole mines of gold,
Or all the riches that the East doth hold.
My love is such that rivers cannot quench,
Nor ought but love from thee give recompense.
Thy love is such I can no way repay;
The heavens reward thee manifold, I pray.
Then while we live, in love let’s so persever,
That when we live no more, we may live ever.


To My Dear and Loving Husband

Anne Bradstreet


Graphic -  Lucien Lévy-Dhurmer 

If you don’t hurt for it, then it’s not love; then this must be love.
—  true love comes with mistakes and heartaches // Hina Syeda @abillionlittlethoughts