Sunday, January 30, 2011

This Is What I Call True Love

What is true love exactly?

Is it feeling an intense passion for someone, having someone to care for you, doing things together or saying I love you and you love me all the time? For me, this is what true love is to me:


How many of us that actually understand what the marriage vows mean today? It's all about feeling good for ourselves, enjoying the mushy romantic feeling and when the first signs of cracks appear, we say that the relationship is un-salvageable, the two persons are not compatible, divorce is the only option and run off to find another person to start the entire cycle all over again.


"...to have and to hold, from this day forward,
for better, for worse, for richer, for poorer,
in sickness and in health, until death do us part."
 
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In a culture where we are taught to put ourselves first and to expect that relationships should only be a smooth and obstacle free journey, how many of us that can do what Chris Medina did?
"Through thick and thin; till death do us part;
in sickness and in health; for better or for worse...
What kinda guy would I be if I walked out
when she needed me the most?"

– Chris Medina, American Idol 10 Auditions
 
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Your love gives me hope Chris.

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P/s: If you're interested in the song used in the Chris Medina video, it's called Naked As We Came by Iron and Wine. I've included the video and lyrics.



Lyrics:

She says wake up it's no use pretending
I'll keep stealing breathing her
Birds are leaving over Autumn's ending
One of us will die inside these arms

Eyes wide open
Naked as we came
One will spread our
Ashes round the yard

She says if I leave before you darling
Don't you waste me in the ground
I lay smiling like our sleeping children
One of us will die inside these arms

Eyes wide open
Naked as we came
One will spread our
Ashes round the yard


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