Before I say anything, I’d like to share with you’ll an incident which I believe portrays ‘True Love’. This is a true life story. I do not think you can find a better example of true love.
This story is about a couple who resides at Kottayam in Kerala,India. Three months after their beautiful wedding day, the young man met with a major accident. He was paralyzed from neck to toe. A month after admission and observation at the hospital, the doctors suggested that he better be taken out of the ventilator as there was no hope of life. The parents of the couple too suggested that he should be taken out as it has already been a long time. But the young woman was devastated and fought back with her parents and in-laws, that no matter what happened, he would not be taken out. She even asked her parents and in-laws to leave the place.
Fortunately, the young man was in the army. The army sponsored a ventilator and other necessities for the young man. He was then taken home, bed-ridden and unconscious. God bless, a year later he got back his conscience though he was left bed-ridden.
The young woman never left the mans’ side. She fed him, cleaned him, stood by him. Thirteen years and she is still ever so happy to serve and stay by his side despite all the sacrifices she had to make. She could not visit her parents, move out to relax or even meet friends. She put upon herself many restrictions for the sake of her husband for 13 years.
How many of us can do something like this? For so many years together and not utter a single word or even complain? With no one around to talk to but stay in one place? I think you can imagine how hard it must be for the young lady. If you were in her position, what would have been your decision?
It is easy to help someone you love for a while but what about for years or even a lifetime given you will have to make a number of sacrifices? It is definitely not easy. It needs a lot of courage and strength to do the same. I do not know what you think, but I think or rather believe that you cannot do something like this if you do not love someone truely. And for that, you need to be able to accept the person for whom they really are and not for what you want them to be. You need to be able to take any risk for them even if it needs you to risk your own life. Love is hard. It is complicated. No one said it was easy. It needs you to believe not only in yourself but also that person.
Their life says it all!
‘Love’ is too strong a word when used. Remember, love is not just gifts and material things you get for your person. It is your feelings and the meaning put together which you share with the person. It could be a friend, family member or even your partner. It could be anyone. You do not want to hurt anyone. So do not use it if you do not mean it; you are only lying to yourself.
May God bless that couple who today spreads an inspiring message of love. Respect and lots of love to all those couples out there strong and brave, doing their best in supporting and helping each other and making this world a beautiful place to live in.