Love does not begin and end the way we seem to think it does, Love is a battle, love is a war; love is a growing up. James A. Baldwin
You come to love not by finding the perfect person, but by seeing an imperfect person perfectly. Sam Keen
Love is absolute loyalty. People fade, looks fade, but loyalty never fades. You can depend so much on certain people, you can set your watch by them. And that's love, even if it doesn't seem very exciting. Sylvester Stallone.
On the 1st of January this year, my in-laws celebrated 40 years of marriage. Even as I write that sentence I am in awe of how they managed to go the distance and make it through living in different countries, raising children and semi-retirement. So few marriages last that long, mine included, and it seems that everyday someone else is calling it quits. I'm grateful to have a real life example of enduring love and commitment to give me hope.
The pictures are of the cake that I made to celebrate the occasion, your 40th anniversary is known as the Ruby Anniversary, hence the red accents on the cake.
For all of you out there, make sure that you love and look after each other. x
Peace & Love