“Mawwiage. Mawwiage is what bwings us togethew today. Mawwiage, that bwessed awwangement, that dweam within a dweam. And wove, twue wove, wiww fowwow you fowevah and evah… So tweasuwe youw wove.”

One could only be so lucky as to experience the true love that Westley and Buttercup did.

Now that you have the scene from The Princess Bride in your head, I want to show you a different scene of a different true love:

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While the image is a little grainy and from a distance, what you see is the adorable couple that lives across the street from me taking a ride on a tractor at sunset.

Both well into their 80s and have been married since the 1950s, maybe even before. Last summer, I snapped the above photo of these two crazy kids taking a ride in their back yard. Perhaps he is the “Farm Boy” after all. 🙂

On the days I’m fortunate enough to work from home, I occasionally get a glimpse into their love story. Thursday, and every other day I’ve been home around 4 p.m., she excitedly comes out of a cozy little farmhouse as soon as she sees his truck pull into the driveway.

Thursday, she came out twice, peeked inside the garage to see if her husband was home yet, then went back inside when she discovered he wasn’t home just yet. As soon as she sees him pull into the driveway, she opens up the garage door and patiently waits for him to pull into the garage. Sometimes, she scurries over to the driver side door of his truck and gives him a little smooch from the window.

It’s one of the most adorable things I have ever seen.

I have faith that one day, I too, will be able to greet my true love the same way this loving bride greets her adoring husband.

Why am I making such a big deal about the old couple across the road from me? You see, she doesn’t always remember I’m her neighbor. One of these days, hopefully not for a very long time, she might forget to greet her husband at his truck, or might forget him altogether*. What I believe keeps her memory going every day is our Heavenly Father and the incredible power of true love.

I believe that true love can overcome just about anything. It can withstand the tests of time.

I believe that true love is the sweetest of addictions, and that no matter how hard you try to resist, you keep getting pulled back to the one that you love.

I believe true love has the power to heal and to help people remember.

I believe true love has incredible ways to make you feel.

I feel true love when I look at old couples like my sweet neighbors across the street.

I feel true love when I pray to God.

I feel true love when I read His word and think about the sacrifices Jesus Christ made for those of us who believe.

What do you believe or feel about true love?

Aunt Bubba

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