When I was growing up we had a mirror in our bathroom. It said…

Love is giving and forgiving

It was from the 1970’s Kim Casali Love is… comic.  I would see it every day for years and it always made me smile.  I wish my parents had kept it because I would love to have it now.

Although as a child I couldn’t fully comprehend it’s meaning,  I think being in a relationship with my husband for nearly 25 years means I kind of get it now!

 

Love is giving and forgiving

 

Love is…

Giving her the extra inch of the duvet so she stays warm, and

Forgiving him when he snores like a freight train.

Love is…

Giving him the extra dollop of mash potato, and

Forgiving her when she doesn’t share the chocolate.

Love is…

Giving her flowers for no reason other than you love her, and

Forgiving him when he forgets to book a table for your wedding anniversary.

Love is…

Giving him the remote so he can watch the football, and

Forgiving her for talking all the way through it.

Love is…

Giving her a hug because she looks like she has had a bad day, and

Forgiving him when he doesn’t notice you have had your hair done.

Love is…

Giving him a lay in when he did the night shift with the baby, and

Forgiving her when she falls asleep mid conversation that evening.

Love is…

Giving her your extra warm hoody to wear when she is cold, and

Forgiving him when he leaves a tissue in his pocket and it goes through the wash.

Love is…

Giving him the time to play a round of golf, and

Forgiving her when her retail therapy goes over budget.

Love is…

Giving her your hand to hold when you’re watching a scary movie, and

Forgiving him when an hour later he jumps out at you and scares you silly.

Love is…

Giving each other the time to always be heard, and

Forgiving each other if sometimes you say something you didn’t mean.

Love is…

Giving her a look across a crowded room to make sure she is ok, and

Forgiving him when you want to go home but he’s STILL talking.

Love is…

Giving her a cup of tea in bed, and

Forgiving him when he forgets to take the bins out.

Love is…

Giving him a note to say how much you love him and that he has a cute bum, and

Forgiving her when she tells your boss your childhood nickname.

 

Love is giving and forgiving

 

For the husband on our 13th wedding anniversary.  I love you.

You can still buy items from the Love is… range now, although the vintage ones are quite expensive.  I will always keep my eye out for a Love is giving and forgiving mirror.

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