From Our Readers: You Are My 1 Corinthians 13 Love
Love is patient.
And, my love, you have always been patient with me. With an uncertainty of when we are able to see each other again, you are painstakingly and constantly waiting and hoping for the day I can be with you. Despite all these, your loyalty is unyielding; your promises are trustworthy; your love is tangible and is able to travel at the speed of light towards me. Your honesty and your patience is ever present and undeniable.
Love is kind.
And your fingers prioritize gentleness whenever they touch my hands. It felt as if you were so afraid to leave a scar on the frailty of my skin, on the frailty of my heart, and so you move gracefully and gently with sufficient strength as you wrap your arms around me. You have always put me first; you have always ensured my comfort. And, my love, your warmth already showers me with so much comfort.
Love does not envy; it does not boast; it is not proud.
And, my love, you are humble in every way. You are easily satisfied with the things you hold. You are extremely accepting of who you are and where you are in life while your massive aspirations sit in your heart silently and carefully. Indeed, your eyes alone are able to exemplify humility and love for others.
Love does not dishonor others; it is not self-seeking.
I have seen right before my eyes how you've given those coins—which perhaps was all you have at that time—to a beggar and how your voice felt so sincere when you told him to take care of himself right before he left. I felt that no matter what, or no matter who the person can be, you are always able to show compassion and you are able to honor them in all the little ways that you can. And, my love, you are so selfless.
Love is not easily angered.
You never allow the both of us to be angry at each other for more than a day. You have always been ready to apologize for your mistakes and you have always been ready to forgive whenever I make mistakes. And, my love, you are so considerate, understanding, and forgiving.
Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth.
I love how you always correct me when I'm at fault. I love how you will never condone my wrongdoings. And, my love, I believe this is the most essential part of all relationships—to be able to correct each other without hesitation lovingly.
Love always protects, always trusts, always hopes, and always perseveres.
I felt how willing you are to protect me despite the distance that separates us. I felt how your trust is able to sail in ships and fly through planes. I'm able to see how hopeful you are that we would be able to see each other soon; and your perseverance to pursue me and to be with me is so evident that I do not doubt at all. My love, actions speak louder than words; even if you will not tell me that you love me every day, I would still feel and see it.
Oh, and one last thing: I love you too. And yes is my answer to the question you have been asking.