I Corinthians 13:4-8
“Love is patient…” and doesn’t complain about the pile of laundry next to the bed. Or the unmatched socks in their own pile, or the dishes in the sink.
“love is kind…” and fixes breakfast for the girls every morning so I can have 15 extra minutes of sleep
“It does not envy…” my freedom to schedule my own work.
“it does not boast…” when he was right about, well, frankly anything. He really doesn’t. I try not to, but it can be hard because being right is so satisfying!
“it is not proud…” and lets me do the finances because he knows I love it. (I’m thinking this could easily be a pride or control issues for many men!)
“It is not rude…” or at least never in public, or on purpose!
“it is not self-seeking…” in fact, he is playing dominoes with the girls right now even though he could be outside burning stuff.
“it is not easily angered…” though I’m sure it is tempting
“it keeps no record or wrong…” as far as I know, which is something in itself, because I am usually tempted to pull out that ugly list of past wrongs when we happen to accidently fall into an argument.
“Love does not delight in evil…” and he has had plenty of opportunity since I have a way of getting into trouble.
…but rejoices in truth…
“It always protects, always trusts, always hopes and always perseveres…” He always goes to work, and always comes home to me. He eats whatever I cook and lives to tell about it!