“Many things will catch your eye, but only a few will catch your heart…pursue those.” (Anonymous)
There is a great difference in life between infatuation and love. Infatuation captures our attention for a few moment, and touches us only in a superficial way. Love grabs us by the heart and holds onto our very being. Early on it can be difficult to know the difference between the two, but over time it becomes obvious.
There have been many things in my life which have sparked infatuation. Some caught my attention only for a moment, some for a longer time. But, I can count on far fewer fingers than are on my two hands, the number of things that have captured my heart. And, the most important thing to ever capture my heart isn’t a thing at all, it is my wife.
I am not always the perfect husband. I make more than my share of mistakes along the way. I can be harsh with her at times (too many times). I can get caught up in the demands of the day and not pay enough attention to her, and even take her for granted at times. There are things that we each do that sometimes drive each other a little insane. But there is no one, no thing, no concept that has a hold on my heart like she does.
I want every day to be the best husband I can be for her. Some days it comes easily, other days I struggle to improve on things to be better. But all days I have that desire to do what it takes for us to be successful together, even on the days when it doesn’t show so well.
I don’t really have a lot to say this morning, and I am not going to make any promises here. I will leave those for more personal communication. I will just say this. If someone has a hold on your heart, it doesn’t matter what sacrifice, or what change you may need to make to be right with that person. It is always, 100% worth the effort. When you find that person who holds tight to your heart, go all in.