When I first saw Lucille it was at daily Mass in our city's Basilica. At that moment my heart leapt! I saw that she was very beautiful.
I kept an eye out for her every day and eventually worked up the courage to say hello. Once I looked into her eyes I was hooked. Within those eyes I saw an inner beauty that I had never seen before.
Through the gift of the Sacrament that we now share, we become Christ for each other and also discover how the other is Christ for me. As well, God is the source of the love that we share. We recognize this, and try and work hard at deepening our understanding of God's love as well as deepening our love for each other.
A neat thing about our working so hard at building up the love in our relationship is how I see Lucille today after a day of tension between us. We are truly blessed to have the courage and strength to sit down and work things out, even when that can be very difficult. I look at her now, and she is radiant! I am in awe of just how beautiful she is and how blessed I am to have her as my wife.
Love and marriage, even with the various bumps and obstacles on the road, is pretty neat!