Traditional wedding vows go something like this:
“I, _____, take you, ______, to be my husband….”
When we got married, we decided to change those words. Instead, we started our vows by saying,
“I, Nathan, CHOOSE you, Callie, to be my wife…”
As a society, we talk a lot about falling in love. We talk about feelings associated with love.
But love is not just a feeling. Love is a verb. Love is an action.
Many days, love is a choice.
After four years of marriage, there are days when I am overwhelmed with love for my husband. The feelings just well up inside me, and I still get butterflies when I look at him.
But there are other days when I make a conscious choice to love him. And there are probably twice as many days when he has to make the conscious choice of loving me.
But he always does. And I always will.
As our pastor said four years ago today,