Love is protecting your mate with your very life and never regretting standing in the gap for them on a moment’s notice.
Love is praying for your mate every single day, and not just when they are up for a promotion or in need of something.
Love is walking side by side with your mate…never in front of them, behind them or over top of them.
Love is being the shade that blocks out too much sun to prevent them from burning when life gets too hot.
Love is being the umbrella to shelter them from the rain that is sure to come when things go askew.
Love is sacrificing your needs for the wants of your mate and never looking back.
Love is giving of yourself completely for the completeness of the one you love…and the one that you do not even know.
Love is keeping the one you love balanced when life shifts to and fro and tries to knock them off course.
Love is attempting time after time to glue together the broken pieces of your loved one’s heart…although you had no part in the breaking.
Love is making it a movie and popcorn night at home because the money is too funny to make it a movie and popcorn night at the theatre.
Love is sitting through an event you have no interest in with the one you love…and making every effort to find enjoyment in the situation.
Love is cutting the grass because the one you love asked you to…all the while knowing that your allergies were going to make you sick later.
Love is knowing that the road is long, but you are willing to walk it because the one you love is walking it also.
Love is the closing of the eyes and the shutting of the mouth as you both lay down for a nap in the totality of the moment.
Love is gazing into each other’s eyes with the assurance that those are the last eyes you will ever peer into.
Love is never missing a prenatal care trip to the doctor because you actually want to be there…and not out of a sense of obligation.
Love is listening and coming up with the solutions to problems that have no business existing in the first place.
Love is accepting the faults, loving the flaws and immersing yourself in the imperfections that the one you love exudes.
Love is never ignoring the one you love, although what they are saying makes absolutely no sense.
Love is understanding the difference between opening the door and opening the door because you do not want your loved one’s hands to get dirty.
Love is understanding the difference between pulling out a chair and pulling out a chair because royalty has entered the room.
Love is understanding the difference between eating off the same plate and eating off the same plate with the same utensil in an effort to become one.
Love is understanding the difference between taking out the trash and taking out the trash because you will not allow the smell of a trash bag resting upon your loved one’s fingers.
Love is understanding the difference between driving your loved one around town and chauffeuring them around the city to see sights that they have never seen before.
Love is understanding the difference between being with the one you love today and the prospects of loving them even stronger tomorrow.
Love is understanding the difference between learning how to change a diaper and learning how to twist your daughter’s hair into braids in the event that your other half is not available to do so.
Love is understanding the difference between saying I love you and saying I love you to the one you love…and the silhouette in the distance as you dance the evening away.
Love is understanding the difference between refusing to argue and refusing to argue because of the words that can potentially be said that you could never take back.
Love is understanding the difference between shopping and venturing out to pick up something for the one you love…just because.
Love is understanding the difference between paying the bills and balancing the checkbook yourself so that your loved one will not have stress about it.
Love is understanding the difference between confronting an issue and confronting an issue to protect the one you love from any potential heartbreak.
Love is understanding the difference between going to work everyday and going to work everyday in hopes of retiring into the loving arms of the one who you woke up every morning with.
Love is understanding the difference between being there and being there because you have no desire to be anywhere else.
Love is understanding the difference between holding hands and holding hands to feel every ripple in their palm just for the sake of feeling secure.
And lastly…love is understanding the difference being in love and being in love forever…without regret, without limit, without hesitation and without doubt.