My beautiful wife and I were talking a couple of days ago about life, love, and the paths our lives had taken to finally bring us together. We spoke of the past, the present and the future. It was a tender, spiritual conversation that reminded us of the some of the extremely painful moments of our past as well as the good and precious moments we shared with people who we deeply loved and had to see taken by death into a world beyond the ones we continued to live in. We believe there is a God. Therefore, we feel these souls who left us were called to be with God to fulfill another purpose beyond this Earth.
My wife looked at me and said, "I want you to know that I will never take your love for granted. I want you to know that I cherish and appreciate you. You are my world."
Overwhelmed with compassion, I felt a warmth pass through us, drawing us closer as a married couple. I looked into her eyes and answered. "No. I want you to take my love for granted. Please. We were married and we vowed our love to one another. We made promises which we will keep. I want you to trust and know that my love will always be there for you - always and forever. I want you to feel safe and secure knowing that you can take for granted that my love for you is eternal. I want you to take for granted that I love you and that I always will."
I watched a transformation take place within my wife. A light came on within her. She stared at me, nodded and said, "Okay. I will."
A new chapter began for us. And our love revealed a new dimension.
The Oxford Dictionary gives two definitions for the phrase 'take for granted'. 1) fail to properly appreciate (someone or something) , especially as a result of overfamiliarity. And 2) assume that something is true without questioning it.
To assume that my wife and my love for one another is true without questioning it... this is what we now have. My wife knows she can take my love for granted and I know I can take her love for granted. Because we know it is true. Our love is true. It is demonstrated to one another on a daily basis. We prove our love to each other every day. Our actions bear this out as true. And let me tell you: it is wonderful. I don't have to wonder if my wife loves me and she doesn't have to wonder if I love her. We do. We also appreciate each other - properly - every day.
This concept has a much deeper spiritual connotation. Ponder it. Meditate on it. Think about it. Pray about it. There are so many things you can do with this.
I am so thankful that my wife and I trust one another. We trust one another's love. We know it is there. It is with us. Our love is a bond which has set us free.
I want her to always take my love for granted.
Yes. Please, my darling. Take my love for granted. Know this. My love is alive and absolutely devoted to you.